Today we had a large amount of rainfall in the greater Toronto area which caused flooding in some areas. I however, escaped pretty much problem free. My neighbour on the other hand had a backyard full of water. Luckily my brother was visiting and he was able to lift some boards to allow more water to come through on our property and flow into the creek further down. The scene was not that pretty but it did relieve my neighbours issues temporarily (at least until another downpour came down).
I was one of the lucky few to not have any power outages or flooding in the house thanks to the damn that was built in the wake of the 1950s hurricane that flooded our entire area.