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Re: Re: crazy weather/ flooding

I'm afraid that most people are clueless about flooding- until they get a notice from their homeowner's insurance co.

People also figure that since permits are needed to build, that developers wouldn't be permitted to build in flood-prone areas.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Zemuly Sanders" <zsanders@midsouth.rr.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 7:12 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: crazy weather/ flooding

Developers here are always building in flood plains or filled in wetlands. Then the stupid people who buy those houses act shocked when they get flooded during heavy rains. It just blows my mind. "Mr. Green" must visit a lot of officials to get those building permits issued in the first place.
zone 7
West TN

-- Original Message ----- From: "Daryl" <pulis@mindspring.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 2:38 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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)
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