When it rains in Southern California, the internet goes kaput

We're in our second day of rain here in Socal, and it's already started to wreak havoc on our infrastructure. I'm trying to download a 10 MB zip file (from a speedy, reliable source), and the transfer rate is around 3.2 KB/sec. People, this is worse than dialup in 1995.

It's times like these that remind me to be thankful for the incredible improvements in internet speeds that I take for granted on a daily