Yes, like Mr. Roy said, it was needed.
I have seen it come down faster here before though. About 10 years or so ago we got 18 inches in 12 hours. There was a line of thunder storms that was just sitting in one spot and "training" over us. That was the most water I have ever seen at one time. The Ford dealership here in town had water up above the outside mirrors on those nice new Ford F150's.
About a fourth of the homes in Donalsonville had some sort of water damage. It was a mess. 20 miles either side of here and they got very little rain.
I have had 22" of rain so far in the month of February, most of that in the last 14 days. My entire yard and pasture(what that is not under water) is "spongy". Almost like walking on a wet sponge.
It will be a while before I can plant my corn.