Our region got hit pretty hard by Hurricane Lee. We didn't get wind but we got rain, lots and lots of rain. The basement of our rental house flooded but other than that we made it through okay. Unfortunately our neighbors to the Southeast were not so lucky.
Owego and Binghamton are about 45 minutes away from us and are very depressed areas economically. Cleaning this up is going to be a nightmare, I don't know where the money is going to come from.
Between this year's massive flooding in the Northeast, the fires and terrible drought in the Southwest, and the tornadoes of the Southeast (did I miss flooding in the mid-West?), I don't think anyone can deny that the weather we're having just ain't right. Climate change is happening WAY faster than it's supposed to and in my opinion it's time that we start thinking carefully about how this might be caused by our actions. And that's all I'll say about that.