The summer of 2009 was extra wet and extra rainy. The extra precipitation gave some areas some problems; flash floods occurred in several areas.
- Inferni's territory flooded for some time, and the coyotes had to actually leave the area to hunt in TheDampwoods for a while until the floodwaters drained off. After the floodwaters recede, a new landmark is discovered in Inferni: the Grotto dei Avernus, a cluster of several hot springs which are now able to break through to the surface.
- Charon Amrithai nearly drowns in the Musquodoboit Valley in a flash flood. Flayra Zazkex warns him to watch his step, but Claire? actually saves him.