I've lived in Houston during two direct hit hurricanes and multiple tropical storms and have some advice for those of you whose test dates are affected by Irene. I know you are frustrated and upset by the delay or potential delay of your exam and your inability to get information from Prometric and NASBA, but you need to be realistic about the situation. I don't know where the Prometric offices are that are fielding questions about the exam, but they have to consider the safety of their employees if they are located in the path of the hurricane. I know that it's not supposed to hit New York until Saturday, but evacuation orders/recommendations are typically given as far in advance as possible because it's a logistical nightmare to evacuate a heavily populated area. Even if you could get through, though, they wouldn't be able to give you reliable information about when testing will resume because they won't know how badly the testing centers are affected until after the hurricane hits. It depends on where flooding occurs, how long it takes for water to recede, and how widespread power outages are. Typically, the utility companies will begin working around the clock as soon as possible after the storm to restore services, but it doesn't happen overnight. It would be nice if NASBA had made some announcement letting you know that the testing dates would be extended into September if necessary. However, you have to make the assumption that they will because there are too many people affected by this for them to just ignore it. Right now, you just have to try to be patient and continue studying as much as you can given any power outages. The most important thing, though, is for you and your families to stay safe. Good luck to all of you.