Apparently, there has been a flood in Haydon Bridge and the A 69 was closed for a time. The flood happened where it flooded about 3 years ago.
My house is at the top of a hill. It is a steep hill and never gets any shorter, no matter the number of time I climb it. We do have a stream running through the garden, and it did have problems awhile ago, but this has been fixed. this meant that thankfully our back wall was safe and the emergency flood shelter at the high school was not in danger of flooding.
The rain is less and there have even been a few moments of sun.
My revisions are being thought about but I think I have a better handle on what needs to happen and the fundamental conflict between the two protagonists. Overly complex and muddled back stories do not make for a page turning story.