Florida takes stock in Storm Idalia's aftermath
When the rain started to get really bad, Brent Berzett and David Hickmon sought refuge on their houseboat.
Their floating home in Hudson, about an hour north of Tampa, certainly wasn't the worst place to wait out Idalia, a major hurricane that made landfall in Florida on Wednesday morning.
"The wind wasn't too bad," Mr Berzett told the BBC on Wednesday afternoon as they were assessing the damage and mopping up puddles of sea water in their kitchen.
"The carpet's toast. And some of the furniture too," he said.