We, many of the Metropolitans are staying at Sophia Center, guest house of Orthodox Theological seminary, Kottayam, during the days of the Holy Episcopal Synod from Aug. 5 till 10. The continuous rain brought water in to the dams and they had to open the shutters to let extra water out not to cause damage to the dam. It flooded the Meenachil River on the bank of which the O T Seminary is situated. We could not take our cars out to go to Catholicate Palace the venue of the H. Synod as the road leading to Chungam was drowned to knee deep water. So we had to commute on a bus. I was born on the bank of Muvattupuzha river and this has been a regular experience for me during rainy season while I was a boy. I have uploaded a video to my YouTube channel on the flooding and our journey.