It is my firm political belief that houses do not flood. That's absolute nonsense. Water doth pool around them and then it seeps within areas it can pass through. So the water is actually being misplaced from its previous locations into the house. The water isn't flooding, the flood of air is emptying out. You can ask any political scientist or religious figure and they'll corroborate this.
How OK your street is going to be really is a matter of how much air is in your area. I guess we'll find out.
P.S. I blame the Republicans for this, if they'd simply passed a bill respecting gay marriage rights, it never would've happened.