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Re: Re: crazy weather/ flooding

I think it makes no sense to build in a flood plain. Period.

In parts of the Panhandle of Florida (floodplain-former swamp) they keep increasing the berm on which a house must stand. Because of that, the older houses are being flooded even more often by run-off from the new ones, and the disturbance of the water flow through the bogs.

In the 60's and 70's people laughed when they were told not to build in some areas of Northern New Jersey because of the flooding. They did anyway because of the land prices/builder greed.
Just listen to the weather channel when there's a bit of a storm, and Wayne, and Oakland and Pompton Plains are evacuated yet again by boat. Now, local governments have buy-out programs. Bah, humbug!

At least I no longer live in that state, and have to pay taxes for that particular buyout.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 2:06 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Re: crazy weather/ flooding

Before the folks across the street could build, they had to build the soil
level up about 2' because it was in a 100 year flood plain. We saw the
wisdom of that 2 years ago during a very wet spring. It makes no sense to
build in a flood plain without taking a great deal of precautions.

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Daryl
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 1:54 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: crazy weather/ flooding

I'm always amazed at where building is allowed. They're putting in a new
subdivision a few blocks from me on what has always been a marshy, often
flooded area. Even before they dredged the creek upstream, it would often
flood, and all of the new construction will silt it up fast!

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