The last 7 days of above 12 C, with blistering winds, helped to reduce the snow down from 6 feet in my yard, to barely two feet now.
My father did have water in his basement this year. Some years, he has none. He plugged in his temporary sump pump, which was already hooked up and ready to go. His basement is not finished, so it did not matter that the water rose. Just that he does not like to see it rise to high, as it could get into some electrical apparatus. Some of my neighbors, who do have finished basements, do not like to see a fast melt with rain. This year, we had no rain, but we did have a fast melt. I think my neighbors are better set up with sump pumps and the like, and the problems are less of a worry now. Those whose sump pump cannot keep up, there are problems. I know most insurance policies do not cover water damage, unless a pipe breaks in your water system for your house. Damage to a basement, maybe into the 4 to 5 thousand dollar range, depending what finishing is laid down there.
I thought we were lucky with having no rain with the snow. I guess the hot temperatures successively like that, is just as bad. Fredericton said by maybe Saturday the flood level maybe attained. This is our Capital city, which lies on the Saint John River.