06-13-2008, 10:56 PM
Is it true those people don't have Federal flood insurance?
06-13-2008, 11:24 PM
A lot of areas flooded that have never flooded before. Some municipalities have been trying to get things signed off so they could be declared flood zones so people could apply but waited a bit too long. Though I believe they can get some retroactive action on those declarations, but I'm not sure.
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06-13-2008, 11:39 PM
We spent a couple of grand on landscaping last year to get rid of the occaisional basement seepage we would get from heavy rain, and our home sits on about 60-70 feet of elevation on the eastern side of the micro ridge that forms the gentle valley that our village lies in.
We also don't have any streams or creeks near the residential areas here. My Brother's basement in Milwaukee flooded a tad, but his sump pump kept up with the worst of it.
The Rock river will be cresting 9 feet above flood level Monday though, and the cities in our service delivery area are going to be seeing some pretty spectacular flooding in thier downtowns.
06-14-2008, 12:04 AM
I live in Colorado and we mostly think about flash floods but in 1964 the whole Front Range flooded. It was devastating. All the counties involved ponied up over the next 20 years to put flood management doohickeys in place. You drive through there and you see all these bizarre concrete channels in the middle of a bunch of wildflowers. We are semi-arid so the things look really out of place but the Front Range is ready if another 100 year or 500 year event happens.
06-14-2008, 12:13 AM
They had footage on the Today Show of a reporter in Grafton, Illinois, across the river and a bit north of St Louis on the Great River Road. There are some restaurants (on stilts) near the Mississippi. There were pics of the water almost up to the porch, with people just standing there watching the filming.
There are mentions of the Mississippi flooding possibly being as bad as our 500 year flood in 1993. One of the Casinos, the President, is closed. It's on the riverfront. They had to close the floodgates, so no one can get to it. The old brick levee usually used for parking by the River is covered with water. Remember when the water in '93 came way up the steps leading to the Arch.
Hope everyone stays safe and dry.
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