It rained nearly all last night and today. Due to recent heavy rains, the ground was already saturated, so there was major flooding. All the rivers and streams in this area rose to historic levels and caused major damage to some buildings, roads and bridges. Tragically, there were several deaths and some people are still missing and feared dead. There were many water rescues. The water levels in our reservoirs have risen rapidly and will continue to do so over the next several days. We are thankful for this because we really needed the water but are saddened by the loss of life and destruction.