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Old 07-13-2018, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by madrone2k View Post
The people I know whose homes flooded live near streams ("bayous") that are major drainage arteries. The ones whose homes didn't flood live away from such streams. So ... I think that one can mitigate the risk by researching before buying a place. If you look at maps of areas inundated previously, you can see that the affected areas tend to parallel the streams. In my case, I am not affected much because I live in a high-rise, which also happens to be in a neighborhood that is not affected too much. The street by me does fill with water at times, but it drains rapidly ... such that driving in or out is only affected for a very short time. The main thing that does bug me is power outages, but that problem seems to have been solved by pruning a neighbor's tree that would touch our power lines.
Why do you call it streams and write it as “bayou”? We are the Bayou City.
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