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Old 01-31-2011, 11:13 AM
Location: Austin, TX
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100 year flood plain map from the City of Corpus Christi http://www.cctexas.com/files/g33/100...oddplain%2Epdf

That map does not appear to show hurricane storm surge.

Surge damage could hit $4.7B » Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Hurricane Flood and Surge maps
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Old 03-05-2015, 05:20 PM
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The National Flood Ins Program is now tacking on a surcharge (tax) of $25.00 for homestead property and a $250.00 surcharge (tax) if you have a second home. Be sure to check if you need the flood coverage or not. The second home surcharge is almost the same as what we pay for the flood policy in itself so I am cancelling flood coverage for the second home.
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:56 AM
Location: Smithville, TX
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The referenced property vicinity may not appear on a flood plain map. Consider, it was once level ag property where cotton and sorghum was grown before the subdivisions were constructed. I would spend a little time and look at the drainage features in my area. What is the elevation difference between street level and your front door

Here's why:One missing in flooding as rain pounds Texas coast | NOLA.com

Note: "Oso Creek was at least 8 feet above flood stage, and forecasters predicted it could reach record-breaking heights." "Pressure from heavy rains on an aging sewer system in Corpus Christi led to another problem: more than 100,000 gallons of raw sewage that overflowed from a manhole. City officials said the heavy rain diluted the gushing sewage enough to eliminate any risk of health hazards.

Some residents living near the treatment plant described it differently.

"This is just disgusting," homeowner Denise Bates told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. "We've actually seen feces floating by."

Farther out in Nueces County, residents in the impoverished area were stranded by flooding in their slapdash communities that lack drainage and other basic infrastructure. About 60 homes in the same area were flooded after a downpour in July, said Lionel Lopez, a local advocate for the residents."

Look around, Corpus sprawl has created extensive impervious surfaces with asphalt, concrete and rooftops. S.P.I.D is one huge heat sink and major source of runoff.

There is a reason I remembered that 2010 NOLA Times-Picayune report.

Search >Corpus Christi, TX flooding< on Youtube.

In summary, it all depends, it can flood almost anywhere if a major water line breaks or storm-water runoff pipes are cluttered with junk and debris, just depends on how effective your property drains.

Another consideration in CC subdivisions; note where your water meter is and how your incoming line is routed. Often the water meter is located adjacent to the mailbox and routed under your concrete driveway. When it rains a few days that soil can become mush and the weight of a pickup tire that misses the driveway (for whatever reason) and rolls over that mush can burst or pull apart the underlying plastic pipe. . .under the driveway. That's expensive. You might phone the county engineer and see what you can decern about your particular site.
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