(This is Karen) Sharon phoned this morning and though the connection was not very clear, she did ask me to let you know that they have not had hydro at all for the past several days, nor internet connections, and that no incoming international calls are getting through. (I can verify that as I have been trying to phone her for some days, and the number won't even ring.)
If anyone is expecting replies to emails, etc. Sharon says to hang in there. If she still has no connection within a few days, she will try to get to a local hotel with WiFi and access emails.
Also, in today's Toronto Star, there's an article about Fixing the World by the Numbers that you may find interesting.