I feel really sorry for you folk. We've had nothing like this up here. Hard to believe we live in the same country!
That small power cut was the only problem we've had but we are not in a danger area thank heavens. Our homes aren't deep in 2 feet or more of water, sodden carpets etc etc. We are lucky - it must be terrible and there are thousands of home like that. Even our fast flowing river is not flooding its banks in the town, deep and fast flowing and very beautiful but not a hazard at the moment. I know I'm off topic. Back to the tennis!