My family is stuck is Miami - they went there for early Christmas shopping , but there is a hurricane in the Caribbean, color me surprised - and they can’t go home yet. Worse: my brother is terrified of flying and he is not going to like the turbulence one bit once they can get out. And I do not think he can get home: due to the rain, the road to his house is partially blocked by landslides, partially gone due to landslides. They have had like 30 hours straight of torrential rains, which even for the tropics it is a bit too much.
Here in Taiwan, the park next door was so dry the soil was cracked like one of those Bugs Bunny dessert cartoons. Alasm, withteh rain, you cannot see the grass. This morning it was one big puddle. And no, the dog did not waddle in. He had enough fun digging the loose soil last night.