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Old 06-04-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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I know we have flood zones but like you said, there are not many here and relative to areas with in which floods pose a real risk, Phoenix has little to none. Did you know we have earthquakes here on occasion as well? If someone asks "Does Phoenix have earthquakes?" I think we understand what they are getting at. They are asking if we have earthquakes relative to areas with a high incidence of them because they want to know if they should be concerned about them here. The same applies to floods and mosquitoes. I'm not saying that we don't have them, however, relative to other areas with a high incidence of floods or mosquitoes, Phoenix doesn't have a high incidence of them and hence no one should be worried about them here. If someone wants to be argumentative they can. I can post a statement saying there is no snow in Phoenix and someone can respond by saying that in north Phoenix one year they had snow flurries in the winter. Like I said, insanity is the norm on this forum.
Flood risk here is not negligible. Start at The Flood Control District of Maricopa County Home Page.
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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that's what I was getting at - it's not negligible at all and we do have flood every year here

we've done a good job at managing them and building fairly intelligently

residential exposure isn't high - however exposure to roadways can get expensive

i wouldn't "worry" about them when living out here like I would in other regions and as stated in my post about mosquitos that you don't need bug spray really at all in phoenix
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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that's what I was getting at - it's not negligible at all and we do have flood every year here

we've done a good job at managing them and building fairly intelligently

residential exposure isn't high - however exposure to roadways can get expensive

i wouldn't "worry" about them when living out here like I would in other regions and as stated in my post about mosquitos that you don't need bug spray really at all in phoenix
The point is 90% of the population in Phoenix will not require purchasing flood insurance as someone would living in an area with a high incidence of floods. It is negligble in that sense. I never denied they exist here. However, the context of the issue is should one be concerned about floods in general, the answer is no.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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Flood risk here is not negligible. Start at The Flood Control District of Maricopa County Home Page.
Just listing a flood control website isn't evidence that floods have a high incidence here. I would guess many communities have some type of similar organization.

A better website is FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) which is the official government site that tracks these statistics and provides flood maps of the country. You can access your risk here.

FEMA Map Service Center -
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Just listing a flood control website isn't evidence that floods have a high incidence here. I would guess many communities have some type of similar organization.

A better website is FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) which is the official government site that tracks these statistics and provides flood maps of the country. You can access your risk here.

FEMA Map Service Center -
That is why you are supposed to look at it (the website) instead of just spout off about things you know nothing about. I was hoping you would take the opportunity to learn something about flood risks in Phoenix before you make another dumb statement that you feel compelled to defend. Insanity indeed.

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