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Old 03-30-2008, 02:51 PM
 
Location: KY
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I saw it mentioned in a description for a home I was looking at. That it was NOT in a flood plane. Any places you would recommend staying away from living?
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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Where at specifically?
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Old 03-30-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: KY
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I'm looking right now at Lexington, Franfort and Winchester now. I just started looking pretty much. My daughter wants to go to the Univ. of Louisville and I want to live somewhere that has low utilities and housing costs. Housing at tops $100,000 but can be old if updated somewhat. I have heard comments that if you have gas its really expensive in winter. Do not have a clue if its true.
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Old 03-30-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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Lexington & Winchester are both high and pretty flat, so flooding isn't a major problem except in highly localized areas. Frankfort does have a lot of low lying areas. About half of it is in the KY River valley and half is on high bluffs 200 feet above the river..

I don't think finding an older house for under $100k will be a problem in any of those areas
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:36 PM
 
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That just means that legally you have to disclose that a property IS in a flood plain.

Last edited by dixiegirl7; 03-30-2008 at 07:53 PM..
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:48 PM
 
Location: KY
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Thank you for the info census and dixie.
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Depending on the part of the state saying a house ISN'T in a FLOOD PLAIN ... doesn't mean it will not FLOOD. I live in the western part of the state where we have a so-called "100 year flood" every few years ... so I guess I'm about 1000+ years old now.

Central KY is not that bad, compared to the Western end of the state where several major rivers converge fairly close to one another.

Simple rule down here, live on high ground, as most everyone here does. Flooding is common in the "Western Waterland" but rarely does it effect anyone on the KY side of the river, it's just a little higher than MO, IN, IL as the resent flooding shows.
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Old 03-31-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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Check your fema maps - they are available online. fema.gov I think??
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Far Western KY
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Check your fema maps - they are available online. fema.gov I think??
Do trust those ... I've seen a lot of areas that aren't in a flood plain, deep under water many times and you are are your own if it floods and some government minion says it's not a flood plain.
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:54 AM
 
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only real way to find out if you are in a flood plain or not is to have a surveyor visit the property to establish the elevation of the ground adjacent to the house as well as the first floor of the structure itself and compare it to the base flood elevation for the area.. base flood elevations have been established for 100 and 500 year flood levels..check out the web site mentioned above, there is alot of good information there.. . the property may or may not be shown within the flood boundary on the FEMA maps.. some of them are quite accurate, others will leave you wondering if there are in the same state.. in the interest of disclosure, I am a surveyor (not in KY). If you have any general questions I'll try to help..
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