A few weeks ago, a few friends decided to throw a party for their local runners club and put up a tent at their house.
But as they prepared to go out, the house was flooded with runners.
In the middle of the night, they had to call the fire department and go to a nearby hospital.
Luckily, one of the runners who was with them in the tent was able to get them to safety.
“We were all kind of shaken up, because we had just gotten up in the middle and we were in a very dark place,” said Samia, the other runner.
“I was really scared.”
After the event, Samia took to Facebook and wrote about the experience.
“This is what happened when a bunch of runners gathered in a place with no running in the area to share a tent,” she wrote.
“The shelter had flooded and the shelter itself had been completely gutted.
It’s hard to describe the feeling of helplessness.
But it is very comforting to know that I’m not alone in this.
We were lucky.
I had a guy in my party, who helped us out.
But I’m sure if I’d stayed put, there would have been no rescue.
What an amazing community that has been formed in the wake of this event.”
It’s not the first time runners have been flooded at this time of year.
In May, a man who had lost his home to flood in the United States was forced to leave his home in Arizona, after he was told to evacuate.
A couple of years ago, two runners in a group were forced to take shelter in the same house, after the house flooded.
They ended up staying for more than three days.
And in December, the San Diego Bay area was hit with record flooding.
“In 2016, there were 10 fatalities in the San Francisco Bay area,” said Joe Filippi, an emergency services consultant who specializes in flood prevention.
“What’s happening now is there’s a new flood risk, and that means the risk is rising.”
It also means there are more people living in flood zones, and it means more people with flood insurance.
In addition, there are people who are still living in the flood zones and not getting enough water.
According to Filippo, it can be a “significant burden” for residents in flood-prone areas, who have less money to spend on their own property.
“There’s more people out there who need to get water,” he said.
“They’re not getting it.
They don’t know where to go.”