When Lorraine and Paul McFarland visited New York, they encountered a blizzard. When they went to British Columbia, wildfires raged in the mountains. When they came to Charleston for a 10-day stay, a 1,000-year storm flooded the city.
Catastrophic rainstorms like this one happen only every thousand years, climate and weather experts explained as unprecedented flooding forced people out of their homes, closed roads and submerged stalled vehicles. One can only hope that assessment holds true.