While it's nothing compared to the devastation in the Gulf Coast South, tropical storm Ida has adversely effected the NYC metro area. Close on the heels of Henri, Ida has been causing flooding- the ground simply can't absorb more rain. We have also been on tornado watch for a few hours, the phone buzzing with the warnings every hour or so.
On a personal level, water has gotten into the basement of the house, so I have my work cut out for me. Luckily, last summer I bought a small wet/dry shop vacuum for just such a development. I'm thankful that I have a roof over my head, but I have to confess that I absolutely hate vacuuming... you can't even listen to the radio while you're doing it.
Now, excuse me, I have some work to do... and this on my night off.