My cat and I are OK but this has been an extremely intense, emotional day. I woke up just before 6am because lightning was literally strobing outside--just nonstop flashes, really intense. I was surprised my cat wasn't on me and didn't respond to my calls, so I got out of bed and under the light of my phone, saw a bunch of brown muddy water filling about half my bedroom and the entire bathroom. I just stared in shock. I had been out late and didn't see any sign of this when I went to bed at 2:30am. I couldn't find the cat. I realized the water was coming in fast, I tried the door and felt the weight of water pouring against it. Then I really freaked. I got it open and water about 8 inches deep started gushing into my home. The whole hillside was a waterfall, directly flowing into my ground-level studio. I live under my landlords and ran outside and started calling for them. By the time I got back in, the whole apartment was full of a few inches of water. My cat was on the bed trying to hide under the pillows. Things were floating around my feet. We hurried to turn off the power for fear of standing in the water and being eletrocuted or hit by lightning. We found a blockage and cleared it and the water rerouted. But the damage was done. About 10 or so hours spent by 3 of us vacuming and mopping mud out and taking everything (soggy and muddy) that I own out and into the garage. I am moving so a lot of my stuff was in now mud and water saturated boxes. It was just, crazy. I'm attaching a video I made showing the flood waters inside once they were under control. I'm still in shock. That's all I can say. I finally cried a little a few minutes ago. I'm on the floor of my now empty but clean apartment. TOmorrow I have to face my belongings. I have already been struggling financially and now I've experienced another setback. Anyway I know I don't really see threads like this here but it just felt too major for "Random Thoughts". edit: If you look up Kauai Flooding online you'll see some people have been far less fortunate.