I'm sorry about the property destruction, Jessickah.
I live on the upper Hudson river in upstate New York (well, about a quarter to a half mile away from the shore). I work near it too. We got LOTS of rain on Sunday, and I've never seen the river this high, but there was no wind to speak of. I did a kludge repair on my sump pump's control float a little bit ago (with a twist-closer from a breadbag, believe it or not!) and the thing was pumping water like a champion, even though it's been in the cellar at least since I bought the place in 1987. Fortunately, my area didn't lose power.
Peasant (1963-1972) and Fluffy (1970s?-1982- I think of you as 'Ambrose' now)- Your spirits outshone some humans I have known. Be happy forever.