Dhtapp- I feel your pain. I was born and raised in Phoenix and have been cut off by many flooded roads growing up. We had these empty, grassy ‘ditch’ things with tunnels that went all around our complex (they were to help rainwater travel downwards out to the street without harming houses). During the summer we rode our bikes and rolled our bodies down them, but when they flooded, it was like tubing down the salt river in my back yard. lol
I’ve since moved to WA, and I don’t miss the Phoenix monsoons with the off-chance of it traveling through the city rather than around it. I’ve been 4 car lengths away from lightening striking at my old apartment (horrible monsoon season around 2002-2003). Not something I ever want to experience again. I miss the sound of thunder, but lightening, not so much.
Also, every time I read the topic title, I hear Toto in my head.