These are photos taken at around 6pm yesterday. It rained hard for an hour earlier in the day, then it came back on us at dinner time in a steady medium strength rain that lasted about three hours.
It was very dark for that time of evening, but not as dark as these photos appear. I had to use a flash to get the trenches to show up at all and it made the background look like night. It was daylight, but super darkened by the storm. Very grey. The house was too dark to read a book without lights, even next to a window.
The damage is done as far as water coming in the basement. The trench improvements won't keep it out, but perhaps it will bring the end a few days sooner down the road.