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Old 04-19-2007, 05:20 PM
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After living through a nasty nor'easter that dumped 6-8 inches practically overnight, I'm thinking that bailing out my basement and having my house smell like wet dog might eventually get to be a major bummer.

I understand that when it rains in Houston, it pours, but what does that mean for most people? Do pretty much all residents have an evacuation plan? Are homeowners re-landscaping on an annual basis? Do you keep important documents above the first floor of your dwelling?
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Old 04-19-2007, 05:38 PM
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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downpour or drizzle = Traffic!

Houston is like a city and floodways merged together you can even see in google maps that subdivisions and floodways alternate (some pose as 'lakes'). I've seen flooded streets tho and its kind of related to the age and price of the housing community :\
houston is also quite flat so so far i've only seen knee high flooding

and oh they dont make basements here
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:43 PM
Location: Katy
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I am in a Katy flood zone, my house is built about 7 feet above the actual flood zone. Most streets in flood areas (most of Katy, some of Cy-Fair area) the roads are built to contain the water. So your house will not flood, but you may not be able to get in or out of the subdivision. I dont worry about it much, I dont know to many people who do. Every major flood it seems like the flood zones change a bit.

We just had slight rain, but then it was nice a warm this afternoon. Its Texas weather "if you dont like it, wait a minute".
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:05 PM
Location: God's Country
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Flood insurance is a MUST here.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:21 PM
Location: Greater Houston
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That nor'easter didn't affect us too much nor did the storm 2 weeks before. The storm 2 weeks ago made snow in DFW and the nor'easter caused damage to DFW and Austin. I was wondering when will it snow in DFW. Every winter is not complete in Texas until it snows there. In FW a tornado from the nor'easter damaged a neighborhood and killed 2 people. Houston is safe for now.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:35 AM
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short and intense
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