Water filled Bonita Favre's house within 5 to 10 minutes on Monday, according to a report in the Green Bay Press-Gazette today. Bonita Favre, along with her sons Jeff, Scott, mother, sister and other relatives spent Monday night in the attic of the home, a few miles from the Bay of St. Louis.
Bonita Favre's home, which survived Hurricane Camille in 1969, was destroyed by the water and probably will have to be bulldozed.
On Tuesday, the water receded enough that the family was able to go to Jeff Favre's house, which is situated on higher ground and away from the water.
The Packers said Tuesday night that Brett Favre was able to contact his mother with the help of a Houston television station that was in the area covering the hurricane. Favre hadn't heard from anyone in his family that lives in the area since Monday morning when his brother, Scott, left a message.
Scott Favre told Tim Odea, an assistant equipment manager, to tell Brett that they were "starting to get 50-, 60-mph winds, and the phones are going in and out. Tell Brett everything's OK. A tree did fall on my aunt's house, which is right by Mom's, but everyone's OK," Favre told the media on Tuesday.
"I called back 30 minutes after I got that message and actually got Scott's voice mail and left a message saying, 'I'm just checking up,'" Favre said. "And that's the last that anyone's heard from anyone."
Favre said that he will attempt to travel to his home in Hattiesburg after Green Bay's preseason game on Thursday night against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville.