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Old 10-31-2011, 08:33 AM
 
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Is there a part of Tunica County, which DOES NOT FLOOD? Which part, if any? The last (river) flooding was awful.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:56 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Is there a part of Tunica County, which DOES NOT FLOOD? Which part, if any? The last (river) flooding was awful.
Kind of a good question, and there is an answer available:
History of the Mississippi River and Tributaries Project

I'd start by perusing the above site and getting an understanding of how the river works and why it floods. There must be a portion of Tunica County that sits slightly higher than the rest of the county, and, of course, that's where you would want to be.

Here's a map of the levee system....:

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Old 10-31-2011, 09:01 AM
 
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Thank you. Initial look at suggestion info. suggests I should look for another county. The entire county appears to be in a "flood basin".
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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ALL counties in MS are in a floodplain, but naturally not all areas of all counties flood. if you buy/build in any of the flat "delta" counties, then you will be in a flood zone.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:29 PM
 
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Is there a part of Tunica County, which DOES NOT FLOOD? Which part, if any? The last (river) flooding was awful.
Most of Tunica county does not flood. The more recent flooding happened when the river crested at 48 feet.

Mississippi River Flood Maps at Tunica
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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ALL counties in MS are in a floodplain, but naturally not all areas of all counties flood. if you buy/build in any of the flat "delta" counties, then you will be in a flood zone.
No, no, not quite ALL counties, but those in the Delta are in a flood zone. Deal with it, most everyone who lives in those counties does. If they don't or can't, they move. And Greenville still sucks, eh? Move.
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:44 PM
 
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yes, yes, yes, every county in MS has some portion of it which is IN a flood zone. this does not mean all counties experience river flooding. flash flooding happens in every hill county every year, river flooding rarely gets on the landside of the levee systems in the delta though.

see FloodSmart | Flooding and Flood Risks | Flood Maps | Flood Insurance any place it rains, it can flood. Greenville's flood in 2008 that flooded nearly the entire town was caused by rain from Hurrican Gustav and many areas of town had 4 feet of water standing. the hill counties nearby suffer flash flooding during every strong rain storm.

and yes, Greenville does still suck. i would move, but having a family business here has prevented that. though honestly 99% of our business is out of town work so we could move it with no loss of income, but convincing the rest of the family to get the hell out of here is not easy.
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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yes, yes, yes, every county in MS has some portion of it which is IN a flood zone. this does not mean all counties experience river flooding. flash flooding happens in every hill county every year, river flooding rarely gets on the landside of the levee systems in the delta though.

see FloodSmart | Flooding and Flood Risks | Flood Maps | Flood Insurance any place it rains, it can flood. Greenville's flood in 2008 that flooded nearly the entire town was caused by rain from Hurrican Gustav and many areas of town had 4 feet of water standing. the hill counties nearby suffer flash flooding during every strong rain storm.

and yes, Greenville does still suck. i would move, but having a family business here has prevented that. though honestly 99% of our business is out of town work so we could move it with no loss of income, but convincing the rest of the family to get the hell out of here is not easy.
You should expand your statement then, to every county in the entire US is in a flood zone. Even the mountain states. I think the original question alluded to Tunica County, correct?

I'm curious as to what your family business is, would you mind telling me? And is it just you who is aching to get the hell out of town, why is the rest of your family being so reluctant? I'm from Cleveland, originally, FWIW.
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