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Old 04-22-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Hagerstown, MD
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How far would we need to live inland from the coast to be less likely to be affected by flooding / storm surge in the Jacksonville area?
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Swansboro
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I live about 2 miles from the ICW and about 3 miles from the ocean...Ive never had a problem yet...I specifically bought my home and lot because Im up high...Like four to five feet above the street...I have excellent drainage...The highest part of Carteret county is somewhere down around 9 mile road and HWY 24, or close by...

If you buy smart, buy strategically ( I love that term) you probably wont have any problems....The lower you go above sea level, the higher your chances of problems....

But this is the coast, I wish I would have moved here 22 years ago....
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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The highest part of Carteret county is somewhere down around 9 mile road and HWY 24, or close by...
Highest point - 300' SE of intersection of NC 24 and SR 1124 (Knoll triangle) - 51 feet above sea level.
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Old 04-22-2009, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Hagerstown, MD
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thanks!
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Old 04-23-2009, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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When it comes to coastal flooding, do not think just X axis, think Y axis.
Most folks just think in terms of proximity to water in regards to flooding.
Think elevation (and soil type)
I know of water front properties that have not flooded in 100 plus years. I know of inland property, several miles inland that will flood if you sneeze twice.

Important Note: Most deaths associated with storm flooding occurrs inland-Not coastal
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Hagerstown, MD
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so what areas are most likely to flood? least? or is it kinda just a scattered area?

The Onslow county website has an interactive map, but it's hard to understand. Is there a map anywhere that shows clearly where the flood zones are? I haven't had any luck yet.

Thanks!
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Direct from the state itself! The North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program!
North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Hagerstown, MD
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Direct from the state itself! The North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program!
North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program
Thanks! This helped a lot!
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Also think rain, not necessarily surge.

During 1 cane I left Kitty Hawk for Raleigh for mandatory evacuation. Next day, they gave the all clear to return. Problem was, no one checked the rain levels and how high or when they would accumulate down stream. It was one of those canes that sweeps inland as well as coastal.

A normal 3 hour tops trip became 10 hours of hell. Every detour we took ended up being detoured. You might remember when Suffolk was flooded out? We got out of there 20 minutes before the flash floods hit. Yes, we had to go all of the way to Va. to get back to Kitty Hawk.

After being forced to evacuate once per year for 10 years, we moved to Las Vegas. And yes, you are right. Our ground level condo 2 blocks from the ocean on high ground, never had a drop inside during those 10 years.

My favorite word: ubiquitous.
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