A Flood Flash


A flash flood warning has been issued for New York City and the surrounding areas:

Now the flood was on the earth long enough to be annoying. The waters increased and lifted up the refuse piled along the curb, and it rose high above the earth. The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the streets, and the garbage moved about on the surface of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under the whole heaven were covered, except in parts of Brooklyn, where the hills are higher still. The waters prevailed fifteen cubits or whatever upward, and the sidewalks were covered. And all flesh died that moved on the earth: birds and cats and squirrels and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, except the rats and the pigeons. All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died. So She destroyed all living things which were on the face of the ground: both man and cat, and every creeping thing except rats and pigeons. They were destroyed from the earth. Only Noelle and those who were with her in the mildly tourist-y brunch spot remained alive. And the waters prevailed on New York City for a whole day or two.