Notes from a flood

Heavy rains today, and the water table got a little high (click the pics for full size):

 And the storm drain system was overwhelmed:

And this is why they say not to drive into standing water:

 And this is the bad news in the basement (water backed up from the drain in the laundry room, mostly, but also came in through the foundation); those "dry" spots are where the carpet has bubbled up:

And here's the new carpet we just had installed after The Great Flood of August 2013:

Basements are great, until they're not. :-(