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Old 08-07-2017, 03:42 PM
 
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Hi. My husband and I are considering moving to Weston from Massachusetts next year. We are concerned about the recent flooding and are wondering how much damage a flood like that has done to the homes there.

Thank you!
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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Flood water haven't gone inside the homes.

The outside is designed to deal with the water.

At this point I think this was a freak occurrence.

This was the first time in 17 years that it flooded like this. I hope the county officials have learned a lesson (they were anticipating a drought and didn't lower the lakes and canals levels, or so they say).
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:04 AM
 
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I'd carry flood insurance just to carry it.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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I'd carry flood insurance just to carry it.
Not a bad idea, I only paid about $400 per year for flood insurance back when I had a house in Weston.

Then they revised the flood maps and most of Weston was no longer in a flood zone, and flood insurance wasn't required. But $400 per year is quite small price for your peace of mind.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Gainesville, FL; formerly Weston, FL
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We paid $505 -- sold about two years after being removed from the flood zone in Weston.

To the OP, I was in town seeing clients and several cities in Broward had streets and yards that were flooded. The highest natural point in Broward County is Pine Island Ridge so if you're concerned about floods you might want to look at that area. The drawback is that you're closer to the Fort Lauderdale airport flight path.

I will say this, having lived for two decades in Weston--the city takes care of its own. It has a premium reputation and does its best to make sure that it lives up to it, not only in looks, but in management.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood/Miami
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Yeah, flood insurance is pretty cheap, so it isn't a terrible idea to have it even if your home isn't in a flood zone.
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:32 AM
 
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Thank you all for the great information! Much appreciated.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Weston, FL
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I live here in Weston and have no flood insurance and plan not to pay for one. My neighbor across the street has been living here since 1991 and he had never seen the flooding we recently had. However, not a single house in Weston suffered from water intrusion - Weston has a very well designed pumping system to send any extra water accumulated in its lakes to the Everglades.
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Broward County, FL
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Hi,
Compare to mid west states, where people can NOT afford the high cost of flood insurance we are blessed (cost wise)...

All the best
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