Yes, I know. In The Wet is the title of the 1953 novel by Nevil Shute (1899 - 1960, real name Nevil Shute Norway). Go here for Dan Telfair's review of it, written in 2001.
So what? I look out of my kitchen window at the back garden and see a running river. Great. But there isn't supposed to be one. Sigh. The fruit trees at the side of the house will be getting a good watering, provided that they don't get swept out into the street.
No, seriously, we are better off than all the poor buggers who are REALLY being flooded, forest-fired, or earthquaked.