the Pineapple Express is a weather condition. I don't mind the rain, but I bet it's getting to some folks here. It's been raining like an SOB with a few breaks, for a few days now...we're fortunate in that we picked a great place regarding rain, but for some, and for some reason, they choose areas that get flooded. One interesting thing is when they attempt to fix minor urban flooding in one area, they cause it in another so even if you're here long term, you might be surprised when large puddles or pools form on different streets. FEMA: Pineapple Express Promises Wet Weekend For Oregon And Washington One good thing about heavy rain, I betcha it cuts down on certain forms of crime. No real preps necessary for me...just checked the vehicle out in the rain to make sure the windows are tightly closed and that's it.