(Schools are closed because school buses can’t complete their routes. And, no, this sort of stuff did not happen in the olden days when I was a young ‘un growing up in these here parts.)
Addendum, Late that Night:
According to my primitive plastic rain gauge, we’ve now had upwards of 12 inches of rain since Monday afternoon, and it’s still raining as I write this. It’s recorded over 11 inches and I let it go several hours filled to overflowing because I didn’t want to get soaked to empty it.