When it's raining, the last thing you might want to do is stand outside. However, if you grab a coat and an umbrella and position yourself where you can watch what is flowing out of your downspout, it will give you a good idea of any issues that could affect your roof. You can then take action by calling a roofing contractor who can visit your home, climb onto the roof, and assess the condition of the roof for you.
If you live in a multistory house in an area that experiences flooding, you know that moving everything upstairs can save it from water damage. However, if your home has just gone through a flood, don't assume everything upstairs is fine if it didn't get wet. It's certainly in better shape, but you still need it inspected by a damage restoration company. Damage after a flood is not limited to just immersion damage -- there are a number of issues that could still affect your entire home.