It rained more and flooded our plaza all the way to the buildings. We had 4 inches of water outside our door. The city worked hard to support the community by erecting a large orange tube. Think of it as a gigantic hi-tech sandbag. Later they put up planks over the water so you could get to the businesses.
One of the hotels removed the bottom panels of glass of its lobby to let the water in so that the flood water would not break the glass. Sandbags blocked the doors. I think the hotel was designed for floods.
Kayaks and row boats were out and about surveying the scene. One boat stopped for coffee at one of the cafes still open. The boater waded through the water with two cups of coffee. It was fun to watch. Everyone seemed to take the flood in stride.
After the flood waters receded there were small amounts of damage. There was a lot of debris everywhere, a boat was torn apart and some of the bricks on the walkway were pushed up.
The city is quickly cleaning up and the Christmas decorations are starting to appear.