That is horrible.
Doesn’t the city have pumper trucks? Couldn’t they pump all the flood water onto the fires?
When it started a FD truck, police officer, and a journalist were actually got stranded on a small area of ground at high tide during the storm surge. They had a special crew in boats rescuing those who hadn’t evacuated, but there really was no way to stop the flames - especially since the winds were still 50+ miles/hour and on that point of the island they whip around like crazy on a normal day - or so they reported. The FD had to evacuate again at high tide this morning and spots were still popping back up. They couldn’t turn off the gas, according to some reports I heard.
There were also other fires popping up around the same time in other areas of that neighborhood - at one point the reported pointed to four different fires around where they were, and more red glowing areas in the distance. The video feed is like a scene out of a horror movie when it was at its worst last night. Basically all they could do was contain it given how fast it was moving.
Sorry if the above is jumbled - trying to remember details to the best of my ability. It’s like “late night” to me right now as my schedule is screwed up, and I’ll be retiring for some rest in a bit. :)