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Old 06-09-2019, 06:53 PM
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Like Arkansas and Missouri and Texas, Louisiana etc

with all the flooding going on..

is there anything you could really do to prepare for that kind of water influx?

In hindsight, what would you suggest or plan to do differently for "the next time"?
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Old 06-09-2019, 07:38 PM
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Flooding is also in North Dakota on down.

My father had good advice. Do not buy a home near a major river or a home that is in the low lands. My basement floods from time to time but the house is safe
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Always build on high ground.
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Farm the low lands but live in the hills.
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I moved to Houston right after Tropical Storm Allison (Harvey before Harvey), saw that and checked out the flood maps before buying my home. I am always amazed that folks will settle next to creeks, rivers, bayous, etc., it's just a matter of time.
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Yep. My dad always said that anyone who built on a slab in southern La was a fool

We lived by the swamp (or in the swamp) much of my childhood years, and never flooded while others did.

I was a flood insurance adjuster, and currently do not have flood insurance.

If the polar ice caps melt.... I still won't flood.
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As the rest have said. If you build/buy at the river's edge you have to be aware of the risk you are taking. I saw a lot of footage of flood losses in my area, the most tragic was water up to the roof of one of my favorite liquor stores. Worst thing I have seen since the Jack Daniels warehouse burned down a few years ago.
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Like Arkansas and Missouri and Texas, Louisiana etc

with all the flooding going on..

is there anything you could really do to prepare for that kind of water influx?

In hindsight, what would you suggest or plan to do differently for "the next time"?
There's little one can do about flooding aside from owning some high ground.

I know a guy who put floats on a single wide house trailer beside a river, but it cost him a lot of money to do so, and he still couldn't get to it when water was too high.

I'm not sure if it's still there now.
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Seems like the issue may be done with now.

https://kadn.com/butte-la-rose-pontoon-bridge-to-open/


Still flooding ongoing though

https://fox2now.com/2019/06/10/drone...eres-flooding/


Seems the corps has decided it will be under 61'.


https://www.newsweek.com/mississippi...armers-1442970

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"We have another month or two before we can get some of these areas to go below flood," according to Jeff Graschel, a hydrologist with the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center in Louisiana.
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inflatable boat and ax in the attic is probably sound advice for all.
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Had a house on a crawl space by a sleepy little creek in Alabama. 50 feet above the "regular" banks.

We almost got flooded... The water was almost to the bottom of the deck stairs, which would have been the same level as the *floor* of the crawl space. Old farts in the area said it was 500 year flood level A couple years later, it happened again. That time, a chemical plant got flooded and contaminated the creek.

The vegetable garden was covered in contaminated water...

Both times, people with basements at the same level/height as us were flooded because their sump pumps and supplemental pumps couldn't keep up. And nowhere to pump the water to

Lessons learned:

Even a small creek can flood deep and wide;

When picking property, the flat side/gently sloping/gentler side floods and the steeper side erodes/gets washed away. Pick your poison.

Look at indicators of past high water and make sure it's well below the house, etc. The high water mark at our property was well below how high the water got those two years...

Industry miles upstream can cause pollution problems. Know what is upstream a long, long ways.

A low water crossing will become a high water barrier during flood season. You either stay home or stay at work unless there's another way in.

A low water crossing or piles of debris and brush piled up by flooding downstream of your location will back up the creek more, and cause more flooding. If you try to clear it out, beware of snakes and other unhappy critters that have taken refuge. The neighbors downstream might not be pleased, either, so suck up to the Sheriff's Department before SHTF.

Water moccasins..........
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Natural disasters are location dependent. Build in flood areas and you may experience a flood at some point. Even if it has not happened in 1000 years. Or 10,000. Same as building near a still active volcano or above a quake fault. If Forest fires routinely scour your area you should not be terribly surprised when you experience one.

People are attracted to flood plains because streams, rivers, lakes and the ocean are a big part of how we do things. Transportation, food production, recreation and desirable landscapes means that flood areas are in demand.
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When I was scouting houses to buy, like others have said, got on higher ground. Since, I have seen the 500-yr flood plains actually FLOOD here. Twice. I am safe.
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Like Arkansas and Missouri and Texas, Louisiana etc

with all the flooding going on..

is there anything you could really do to prepare for that kind of water influx?

In hindsight, what would you suggest or plan to do differently for "the next time"?
dont live in a flood plain. I live on a hill with multiple exit routes, but not too many.
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When I was scouting houses to buy, like others have said, got on higher ground. Since, I have seen the 500-yr flood plains actually FLOOD here. Twice. I am safe.
Every property in the USA is in a flood zone....
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It's gotten crazy here in South LA. The rain last Thursday flooded places I have never ever seen hold water before. My route to work, a state Hwy, had water completely over the road in 4 places. I have never seen water actually over the road before. A lot of our local issues are with over development without adequate drainage. Additionally, politics plays a huge role. We've needed the Vermilion river dredged for a LONG time now. Officials in Vermilion Parish don't want that done because it would affect the seafood industry temporarily.

My suggestions would be to build high and avoid buying anything in low-lying areas. My elevation is 19.7 feet above sea level and that ain't so very high
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Industry miles upstream can cause pollution problems. Know what is upstream a long, long ways.
Pollution happens in every flood.

There will be fuel and raw sewage everywhere cars and septic tanks are inundated.
Add in hog, cattle and chicken farms and there are tons of waste in the waters.
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Don't buy/live in a floodplain
Have insurance even if you don't
Know how to swim and practice often
Have a life vest for everyone in your family + your pets
Have flashing beacons for people AND pets and personal alarms for people
Keep your tetanus shot up to date
Like someone else said - keep a boat and an ax nearby. I would add a snakebite kit and a fishing net too.

If you just have to stay and you KNOW you are going to take on water at least get your vehicles, pets and livestock to higher ground.
During the recent round of floods in OK a friend stayed after evac notice was given because he lived upstairs and had lived there before in a flood. BUT his truck loaded with his extra gear was in OUR garage.
Another friend thought she had more time and she wanted to evac but she waited too long and everyone who could get to her was knee deep in their own mess. She lost 2 horses.
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inflatable boat and ax in the attic is probably sound advice for all.
Like the axe in the attic advice.
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Every property in the USA is in a flood zone....
OH..I don't know about that.

I live in northern Mich at over 1900ft elevation and within a hundred feet of being the highest point in the county. I have no idea how much rain would have to come down to create a flood but it would have to be in the hundreds of inches , and the Great Lakes would have to raise at least 400-500 feet to back up rivers and streams to stop the drainage off the local hills.

Might get soggy but flood... if that happens I will be looking for an ark to slide by.
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