We had our own mini-flood last night. Our house is old (Victorian) and has a cellar - which I realised, on a visit there had started to amass water. It turned out to be a blockage in the drain outside.
Its all cleared now but it wasn't a pleasant thought, that the house could have been flooded, even if it was only the cellar
More broadly, it looks as if we are going to have to get our act together with regard to the erratic climate. I've never been totally sure about the whole global warming
/climate change thing, either way - but there does appear to be something going on.