Compared to what is going on elsewhere in and near Los Angeles county, I should feel fortunate that I only had to deal with a little street flooding and road closures. I might have been soggy after my little trek- and first time adventure on Metrolink, but I was safe.
We have had mudslides, people dead, real flooding, roads washed out completely, lots of swift water rescues and then of course a few recoveries (which is code for retrieving a body), dams about to overflow, and many evacuated places waiting for what will happen next.
One more night and day of rain and then we might get to dry out.
Of course, even this is nothing compared to the horrible devastation from the tsunami in the Indian Ocean.