Where I live it very rarely rains hard.
Usually when it does rain, it’s usually little sprinkles for 20 minutes or so, and then it stops.
So when the weatherman was predicting a heavy rain storm in the coming days, I was surprised. Luckily the few days the storm was expected on were the days that I was staying home anyways, so I didn’t have to worry about driving in rainy weather. I didn’t really do anything to prepare and went about my normal activities. It didn’t take long for the dark clouds to start looming over in the sky, followed by the sound of thunder and flashes of white. I knew it was going to be a big one, so I stayed inside and watched TV while it rained outside. It rained the entire day, and just wouldn’t let up. Finally when it did, I was surprised to see my backyard was flooded! It made sense because I live directly next to a hill, so all rain that fell on the hill would turn into a pool and flow down into my backyard. My main issue came from the HVAC unit, which was a central air conditioning unit outside, was flooded. The flooding damaged the air conditioning unit and because of that, it was no longer working. Thankfully, I actually had flood damage covered in my insurance policy, just to be on the safe side, and I am really glad I did. Now I won’t have to worry as much about the expensive cost of installing a new air conditioning and heating unit.