A few day ago in the area where I live we had large volumes of rain and a few homes were flooded. This distressing situation is happening increasingly a few times each winter. ‘A man’s home is his castle’ but when your castle floods I can’t imagine how awful this must be.
Our railway system was disrupted as rail lines were destroyed. This meant I couldn’t visit my sick friend in Edinburgh, only 100 miles away. But what a small thing this is compared to the widespread devastation. Situations like this do cut us down to size. We have little actual control over the weather and can’t completely solve these problems. In some of your areas floods are endemic, I know. I think we need to put our trust in a higher authority.