After dropping catastrophic amounts of rain on the Philippines, Typhoon Ketsana is now crossing Viet Nam and heading into Laos. I talked to Nai earlier tonight and he seemed quite worried about the possible high wind and heavy rains making their way into his village outside Vientiane. He said that “boss my country” (meaning his country’s top official, more than likely) talked on television earlier to warn the people to take precautions. I’ve been keeping an eye on a few weather radar sites, and, so far, it appears the main bulk of the storm is going to pass well south of the capital, although it could still dump heavy rainfall on Laos. Nai can be quite the drama queen, so I hope his and his countrymen’s fears don’t come to pass. I’ll let everyone know what happened when I’m next able to get through to him. More later.