I had 3 feet of water in my business basement. In Agnes there was less than a foot. Mount Joy got hit hard with many water rescues. I have a walk in freezer and paper product storage down there and water was up to the second shelf. We had emptied the bottom shelves earlier but never expected it to go that high. The creek had to be 15 feet or more above normal. We just got done hosing out the mud, only about 1/2 inch in the basement. I have a door and windows (that side of the building is a daylight basement). We bailed until the water came up to the windows, than closed them as the water continued to rise another foot above the sill. The water was actually six inches above the inside water for a while. At one point as I was carring frozen food upstairs there was a frog out side the window...he looked like he wanted in.
There is a bridge under construction in town, with cattle chutes on either side. As the water came up a car stalled. All the cars in the chute were stuck. In a mater of minutes the water was filling the cars. From the reports everyone got out but the cars were totally covered in a short time.
Our creek here crests about 3 to 4 hours after the rain stops. I cannot imagine being along a river that may not crest for days. Hey it is raining again and the weather map shows a steady stream still coming up from the south. They say we could get another 4 to 5 inches in the next day!!