This is so humiliating. It rained, people. That’s all. I live here and I can report that all it did was rain. But because we are close to the elections, all the politicals are vying for their time on camera and pounding their chests about how, “I will make sure that we get taken seriously and we get the ba-jillions of dollars we need to recover from this near-biblical catastrophe!” The areas which flooded always get flooded, even during regular rain. If they show you roads washed away or homes tumbled to the ground, it’s because they were built on hillsides of better than 85 degrees and this happens even when it doesn’t rain because you don’t build a house on that kind of grade! Edit ~ Latest news flash: The Governor has declared a moratorium on the collection of sales tax to help with our present state of "extreme emergency."