My husband noticed a fresh brown stain on the ceiling while it was raining hard the other day. He is worried the dripping will get worse (anticipates flooding) so he immediately look for the leak and applied roof sealant to the affected area. Our house was flooded last year (ankle high). It took us almost an hour to drain the rain water using dustpan, pail, basin and mop. No one is wearing rain boots while we are draining the collected water. I could wear an english riding boots (if I own one) just to protect my feet. The kids are likewise exposed to the dirty water so I told them to wash their feet thoroughly to prevent possible infection from setting in.
Roof repair and replacement is an option to our perennial problem. But we can’t afford to do it right now. Lots of sealant here and there will suffice for the meantime.