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what's your flood risk?

This is relevant right now for locals:
What's your flood risk? By Floodsmart.gov. (Mine is low, thank goodness.)

Best,
Chris

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starstraf
May. 16th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
we live in the flood plane, but our house was not touched by the 1993 waters - but was hit by the 51 flood. but we are required to have flood insurance
bodandra
May. 16th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
It told me that our risk is low to moderate.
We have our backyard flooded during this season, every year - 12 years now; but were told by our insurance company that coverage here is not available when we bought the house and moved in.
mckitterick
May. 16th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Re: It told me that our risk is low to moderate.
Odd - how can they deny it if your risk is low? And North Lawrencians like Star (above) are forced to buy it?

My yard regularly gets inches of standing water during long, heavy rains, but so far no flooding over three years here.
starstraf
May. 16th, 2007 06:35 pm (UTC)
Re: It told me that our risk is low to moderate.
regular insurance agencies often don't offer it, when it is required there is the federal flood insurance thing that our policy is thru - it is required in flood planes to get a morguage
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silverfae
May. 16th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
Interesting. J is in Moderate to Low, and although the scare tactic on the site (25% of claims are from that demographic!), the problems he used to have weren't from floodplain, but basement flooding. A sump pump took care of that, something I hear is a "must-have" for anyone in KS with a basement.
mckitterick
May. 16th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we looked at places with basements, but they were all wet and moldy. Ew.
silverfae
May. 16th, 2007 06:33 pm (UTC)

Yikes, a wet and moldy basement is a Very Bad Thing.
At least ours is functional with living space, but apparently the basement issue is a very common one in this neighborhood.
jeanineers
May. 17th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
mckitterick
May. 17th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
Looks like Lawrence is just on the edge of the real dangerous area *g* And we seem to be pretty safe from earthquakes!
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