U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-03-2011, 06:59 AM
 
64 posts, read 122,749 times
Reputation: 53

Advertisements

i can't understand fema floodplain maps. if you are not ignorant like me than please tell if plano's cyprees creek and cypress point are in flood zone?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-03-2011, 08:08 AM
 
3,642 posts, read 7,911,703 times
Reputation: 4942
Youre best bet is to call City of Plano's development office. They'll have that info.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-03-2011, 08:12 AM
 
33,348 posts, read 52,850,396 times
Reputation: 19784
would be helpful if you posted link to the section of the map that you are checking--
Flood zone maps in many areas have been upgraded w/o doing any on-the-ground checking so lot of what happened was "guesstimation" and CYA thinking...

We had that happen to our Bedford house--got notice from our mortgage co that the house was in flood zone and we had to take out flood insurance--
we did but also got new survey of the property and filed appeal with FEMA--the data showed that according to "current" info--which was really an old survey done in the 90s--that the house was NOT in the new flood zone FEMA created out of imagination--
small portion of the lot (which backs to creek that can get full of water in high rains) is technically in the flood zone but water has never come out of the ditch the 20+ yrs we have owned the house--

There were other people in my neighborhood bordering on the creek that got the same letter from FEMA and they got surveys and think most of them got relief...
IF you have house and you got letter that you now require flood insurance you probably need to talk to a survery company in your area and see if others have had new surveys--

AND Yes--our city planning/zoning people were very helpful to us--and while they did not recommend the survey company we used--they did indicate that they had a reputation for quality work...
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-03-2011, 09:01 AM
 
3,020 posts, read 7,930,460 times
Reputation: 3238
Yea, you definitely need to provide more info.

Just FYI - it's illegal to build in a flood zone unless you raise the finished floor elevation at least 3 feet above the level of the 100-year flood. (I THINK those are the correct numbers). Other rules will also apply.

So, if you're talking about a subdivision here, there will be no houses built in the flood plain.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-03-2011, 10:18 AM
 
3 posts, read 4,890 times
Reputation: 15
that part of plano is safe. never heard of rains causing any problem and its not in flood zone. it is a a lovely and upscale part of west plano. enjoy!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Dallas
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:09 PM.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top