I just spoke with Brandon on the phone. He is safe, but probably won't get sleep for another week. He and everyone else in the consular section is doing American Citizen Services for those who are trying to get out. He slept at the Embassy last night after leaving the airport around two in the morning. All of the Embassy personnel were evacuated, but there was a planeload of tourists that there wasn't enough room for. I'm not sure what happened to them.
The embassy has just been put on ordered departure, which means that all non-essential staff has to leave, and they cannot come back for sixty days. Not having been evacuated before, I'm not sure what that means for those who left on voluntary. I am now glad that I chose voluntary.
Brandon is essential staff (remember all of those American citizens left?), and so I don't know when I'll see him again. If he does get to leave, he'll be sent to DC, and so we'll meet him there.
Thank you so very much everyone, for all of your prayers and well-wishing. I'm worried for Brandon, of course, but I think that he should be okay. We travel in the morning, and so hopefully all will go well. It can only last so long, right?