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The drone starts the video by looking and flying southbound on Hayes Road. The area you can see in the camera footage has been known to flood in the past, but never like this in the last 50 years. Hayes Road has had water over it before, but only a couple of inches deep. The cars you see in the water are in the middle of Hayes Road at a high spot and were still completely submerged at one point during the storm. At the time this video was taken, the water had receded about 18".
I used to live not far from that area 25 years ago. Here's a map[^] of what it looks like dry.
Some cat said Islip, New York got 21 inches of rain in 24 hours recently, breaking the New York State record. Here in California, we have a severe drought, but an El Nino is predicted to start soon - hopefully it doesn't end up being TOO much all at once...
Most of the Metro area flooded to some degree. I got lucky. I had street flooding but nothing came back up the sewer line to my basement. There are people around me that though that had a couple of feet of water in their basements.
As most of us here tend toward pedantry and the precise use of language, I thought I'd ask the following:
If you are looking to make a purchase, and expect to pay (approximately) a certain amount, and a vendor claims that they can "exceed all your expectations" -- wouldn't you at least ask for clarification that their price won't exceed your expectation?
( This is prompted by an internal corporate survey I answered yesterday.
"meet or exceed our customers’ service expectations and our partners’ cost expectations" )
It could also exceed expectations in the opposite direction. If you expect the difference between sales patch to product to be a ratio of 1:1 or even 2:1 (pitch to product), they could deliver you a really low quality product - way lower than you intended it to be to tune of 100:1 or 1:.01 depending on how you look at it.
That would still exceed expectations in the opposite direction while also ensuring your statement holds true as well. Thus, problem solved!