Of course, I should mention with regard to those thunderstorms... when the actual cloudburst from them hit, when I was still inside Old Chicago, my front passenger side window was still stuck rolled all the way down (finally got it fixed this morning, yay for A/C). When I went out to my car, the rain had been so intense that EVERYTHING was soaked, there were raindrops clear over on the driver's side of the dashboard and the inside of the driver's side door, and a PUDDLE (i.e. standing water) on the floor on the passenger side in the BACK seat. (???) And it had rained for less than ten minutes.
Fortunately when it's 291 degrees outside every day, it doesn't take long for that to evaporate and dry up. Couple days is all it took.