This last Tuesday night we had a big storm at the cabin. Winds hit 60 miles per hour, there was hail 1 1/4 inch in diameter, and 3 1/2 inches of rain. Many dead branches and a few trees tipped over. The good news is the house wasn't hit. But with trees so close to the house, you just know it's going to happen. A few miles north of me they had 5 inches of rain. I have an extremely steep long driveway that has a history of washing out. Two years ago I trenched down the high side and installed three culverts under the driveway so the rain can go under instead of over. Works like a charm, otherwise I would have to order more gravel and a grader.