As I type this, though the rain has finally stopped, the water is still so high that it has just shorted the car alarm on someone's car and it is blaring right outside my window. In fact, I think the water may be rising, as the horn is starting to sound a bit muffled.
As I tried for the third time to take the dog out for his morning walk, since he really needed to go, he realized that there was just no where to go and he wasn't keen to stand in the rain and pee on a shrub by the door. He wanted a walk...there's just nowhere to go. I also ran into our assistant office manager, who lives on the sublevel floor of my building, as he watched the water rise. He's an older gentleman and his car is just to the left of the ones in this picture. There was nothing we could do to get to his car or to move it. According to this gentleman, he's not seen it so bad here before, but the last time it got close was in 1997, which totalled 24 apartments. Then, it wasn't the rains that got to the apartments, it was the residual flooding after the drainage system filled. The rain has now stopped, but there is no hint what-so-ever that the water will go down anytime soon.
Several hours later:
Still helping neighbors move cars to higher ground, which is running out. The drains just aren't cutting it. There is another, bigger storm on the way in an hour or so. Purple on the radar. This is one hell of a day.