A couple of minutes taken to check outside drain gulleys could help save  flooding problems occuring. Simply remove all loose leaves and debris from the grating and also check the drain trap is not blocked further down by pouring a bucket of water into the trap.

If it does not run away almost immediately then take a rod or even a brush handle and gently prod to ease any blockage. In extreme cases use rubber gloves and put your hand down to the trap and manually remove any mud or settlement until the drain runs away.