Having just returned from a two hour wander about town, I can safely report the following: while not as bad as Floyd in 1999, this ranks as #2 or #3 in terms of flooding in town. Having missed Floyd itself by making my way back to New Brunswick before I was trapped here in Manville on one of my rides during that storm, I missed out on this. But for the water reach the intersection three houses down is a pretty significant feet.
Which brings me to my one issue. The basement has apparently sprung a leak, and water is now bubbling up as the water table rises. We’re currently sitting at about an inch or two and rising. I’m glad I hoisted up the valuables yesterday, but this sucks regardless.
Oh, and there’s no sign of my upstairs neighbor, which leads me to conclude he must have made his way out of the neighborhood at least, before the roads flooded over. How far he got beyond that is anyone’s guess.
Finally, if you’re thinking about trying to swing by Manville today, don’t bother. I’ve heard reports that the police have instituted checkpoints on the un-flooded roads to keep the gawkers and looters at bay.