Thankfully the rain stopped around midnight last night. When I awoke at 5:30 am the basement had filled again, but not quite as much as it had before. I spent the morning wet vacing again and the basement is drying out!!! The weatherman is predicting 6 days of sunshine, which is the best news we've heard in a while. Sadly, northern RI is a lot worse off than we are. Warwick Mall, one of the biggest in the state, is under 4-5 feet of water. Cars in the parking lot only have their roofs showing. Sewage treatment plants have failed and citizens are being advised not to flush their toilets or do any laundry. Most of our friends had water in their basements.... sump pumps were in high demand and all over town hoses are draining into streets. I suspect that the dump will be packed the next few days with people discarding ruined items.
Thankfully (number 2)... Jesse and her family arrived safely in Athens and are spending the next week with Ted. Will be interesting to see how they like it.