http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJL2HzNg19I We tried escaping when the damn topped and the water rose so quick that by the time we did get out and into the road the water had overtaken the X5 and shorted everything out. If we didn't have my 85 year old grandmother in the house (which is practically bed ridden by her own choice as she chooses to lay around. And trust me on that one) we couldn't get out quick enough..... we had to be rescued from the car through the windows... It is a lot worse than it looks. The basement is about 100 times worse than the first floor... as the water just sat for a well over 48 hours. We have flood insurance but no content insurance. We lost a BMW X5 and a limited edition 1973 911 Porsche Targa (which only 11 were made). We had a basically 2 rivers flowing on both sides of our house as the brook overflowed. Wapanocca (next to our house) was a river. What is worse is that the apartment complex across the the street had a 7000 gallon had broken loose and spilled over a 1000 gallons of fuel oil everywhere in the building and had leaked out into our back yard plus into the brook... Yeah things are wonderful here. Thanks Hurricane Irene. BTW the water was so high it was OVER the ROOF of the X5.