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Old 06-09-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Wow some of the comments seem a little harsh. While I'm sure people that live on the river are full aware of the risk nonetheless have a little compassion. Or do we just tell people in tornado alley, "hey it's the price you pay..."

Even for those with flood insurance I am sure it's quite a stressful time.
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak
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I had never seen any of those homes on stilts. The mysa.com pictures mentioned a flood-affected street in Seguin so I Googled it and here is a Street View view of some of those homes. The normal river level doesn't look too far below those homes, but maybe its just a matter of perspective. Some homes just down the street are not built on stilts. Is it very rare for the Guadalupe to actually flood so high that those stilts would be needed? Seems like the non-stilt homeowners are betting on it never or rarely flooding so high.


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Old 06-10-2010, 11:16 AM
 
Location: ATX
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I had never seen any of those homes on stilts. The mysa.com pictures mentioned a flood-affected street in Seguin so I Googled it and here is a Street View view of some of those homes.


turtle lane seguin, tx - Google Maps

Lake Placid is all homes on stilts. Although that's more Lake McQueeny, they do have precautions in effect for flooding. It's unlike the homes in NB where the homes are just yards from the Guadalupe....the homes down river are up a lot higher because they know the water from NB will come their way. You know it's bad when those homes flood...right?
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak
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I had never seen any of those homes on stilts. The mysa.com pictures mentioned a flood-affected street in Seguin so I Googled it and here is a Street View view of some of those homes. The normal river level doesn't look too far below those homes, but maybe its just a matter of perspective. Some homes just down the street are not built on stilts. Is it very rare for the Guadalupe to actually flood so high that those stilts would be needed? Seems like the non-stilt homeowners are betting on it never or rarely flooding so high.


turtle lane seguin, tx - Google Maps


I was looking at more maps and realized the homeowners on this Street View are down river from the Lake McQueeney dam so I guess it's not an unbridled Guadalupe that passes through these homes.
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Medina Co., TX
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Have you ever watched that video, Flash Flood Alley? Anyone who wants to buy a home or land (or to rent) in these flood-prone areas should be required to view it before making a decision. Look over this web site.
Flash Flood Alley Home Page
Many people move there without knowing about what's happened from time to time in those areas of the Hill Country that do flood occasionally. Houses are often destroyed and rebuilt or cleaned up and remodeled. One owner may sell after flooding, somebody else buys and it goes on and on. I don't just blame people for wanting to live near a river or large creek. But if someone knows it happens repeatedly, yet wants to live there, well, then what happens happens. Many of the tourists at those river camps didn't know, I'd bet. And many of the property owners weren't told before they bought.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:27 PM
 
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Anyone know how the horseshoe bend on the Guadelupe did? I was planning on tubing this weekend.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:33 PM
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I think in a Seller's disclosure statement the buyer should get prior to closing has a box or section stating whether the house has ever flooded(to their knowledge, of course).
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Is NW SA flash flood alley?
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Yes. Texas Flash flood Alley Map
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:06 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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I feel for the homeowners, but as a naturalist I know that flash flooding is a healthy event for the rivers (especially the Guadalupe). So my feelings are mixed. Building near any body of water poses special risks, but the pleasure of owning property with good live water in Texas is primo!
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