The term “a house on the hill” came from the practice that rich people lived on high ground and poor people lived by the river and flooded.
The Google earth image below shows Longmont, Colorado. The original city was built on the hill with the water tower next to the golf course.. In the 1970s they started building houses down in the flood plain (note Left Hand Creek in the foreground.)
Guess what happened to those houses this week.
Progressives blame the flood on climate change, because they are complete morons.