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Old 02-13-2010, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Casa Grande
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Default IS THERE FLOODING IN OMAHA? Im thinking of buying a house in OMAHA

I'm thinking of buying a home in the north end of Omaha. Is there a flooding 'problem' in Omaha?
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:40 AM
 
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No, not really. For roughly 95% of the homes in Omaha flooding will never be a concern less we see apocalypse type events, at which point flooding will probably be the least of your worries.

There was a time back in the early 90's when we had a flood that covered alot of the Freedom Park area, but that is not a developed area and few if any homes were effected from what I can recall.

If you can give us a relative address of this house you're looking at I or someone else can tell you if it would even be a concern for you.
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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Other than a few select spots near saddle creek rd. (42nd Dodge), I've never heard of any real flooding. Even then people are just get some water damage in their basements after a strong storm.
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:37 PM
 
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You mentioned the north end (really North Omaha) - depending on where, most of the problem areas for flooding are in north omaha. If it's up in the hills, you should be fine.
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:36 AM
 
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Some of the sewer system in North O is not to great and is in need of replacing, so you might have some issues with sewer backups.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:39 AM
 
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I'd say that depends on if you were thinking about West or East. The homes in the northwest are newer and nicer, and most seem to be on higher ground. I know a few people that have sump pumps just in case, but flooding isn't something I'd give a second thought to.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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I'm thinking of buying a home in the north end of Omaha. Is there a flooding 'problem' in Omaha?

As long as you buy a house on top of a hill you should be fine.
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