It is called the 100 year storm. Eighteen inches of rain has fallen in less than a month completely overwhelming the many rivers and lakes of the area. My commute, which has been on hold for a few days was an eye opener. I don't live in Taunton, Ma and subsequently didn't keep up with the news.
I made it a point to bring my camera and the following are two days after the rains have stopped. Taunton is a very old New England city and many of the buildings involved in this 100 year storm, were there for the last two or in some cases three.