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Old 11-07-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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Hello

I'm thinking about relocating to SA. Are there any areas that are subjected to flooding? Or, is there a higher region (geographically) of town in the middle class bracket? I live in IL and I've lost three cars to floods. Not good!
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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Hello

I'm thinking about relocating to SA. Are there any areas that are subjected to flooding? Or, is there a higher region (geographically) of town in the middle class bracket? I live in IL and I've lost three cars to floods. Not good!
Here are some flood maps for ya'...good luck. Under "what are you looking for?"...you select flood maps, and take it from there.


FEMA Map Service Center -
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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100's of low water crossing that flood the roads with any hard rain.
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:23 PM
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It floods a lot in San Antonio, but the city is well-prepared for it. The aforementioned low-water crossings are well-marked and well-known. The biggest problems occur when people attempt to drive through the rushing water at these crossings. In the worst cases, one of 3 things happen: an expensive traffic ticket, a water rescue at the driver's expense or a deadly tragedy as someone is swept away by the water.
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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The majority of people killed by flash floods are ones who avoid the warnings (such as going around barriers) or don't exercise a little common sense.

Central Texas is known as the Flash Flood Capital of the World, but with a little common sense it is easy to avoid becoming a victim.

As stated, most low-water crossings are well marked, and even if you come across water flowing over a road and there is no marker, it is easy to tell if it is dangerous or not..

The reason that so many people drown during flooding is because few of them realize the incredible power of water. A mere six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes only two feet of rushing water to carry away most vehicles. This includes pickups and SUVs.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, follow the well known slogan: TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!

As for where to live, FCF's link will tell you tell you if a property is within the flood plain or not. Do your research before buying or renting, and you'll have nothing to worry about. Most of San Antonio is above the flood plain, so you'll have no problem finding someplace to live that's safe!

Cheers! M2
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:49 PM
 
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Here a local website that will help:

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