A really good friend of ours house was 2 feet under water, they wanted to evacuate him by boat. If you watched the news at all, he lives in the Valley. It was horrible, Kris has been over at Stone's house, with a bunch of our friends, ripping up carpet, the brand new wood floors, ripping out dry wall up to 4 ft, ripping out doors. Everything has to be taken back down to the bones. And, he didn't have flood insurance along with the rest of the neighborhood.
No one was hurt, so thank God for that. But, its still emotionally damaging. The neighbors had their family photos in the yard trying to dry them out. If you pray, pray for them. If you don't, keep them in your thoughts or pray anyway.
If you see the dirt line on the wall or chair that's how far the water came, all in a matter of an hour and a half and it stayed for 6 hours. The drywall has to ripped out 2 ft over that.