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Old 01-09-2012, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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And this my friends, today's weather is why we suggest newcomers buy flood insurance whether they live or move in a flood zone or not. Given the right amount of rain in the right amount of time..... well now you see what happens.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Cypress, TX
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Yep. I live on the slightly more elevated side of town and I still have flood insurance.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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Probably, because you never know when your drainage system on your block will clog and turn you into a lake.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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In the newer subdivisions - the roads are built low to be drainage ways to keep it out of your homes but if you get more rain than those roads can run-off - well probably won't be a pretty picture.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Houston area
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Most of the newer subdivisions are pretty safe, but I always recommend getting flood insurance. At least for a couple years just to see how your area fares during flooding. It's pretty cheap in areas that aren't in a flood zone.

But today is a good example of what's usually more common in Houston. The last year and a half has spared us from flooding, but today is what Houston is famous for! The heat and flooding.

I bet a lot of the new residents were amazed at what happened today!
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Houston Inner Loop
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Of course it's $400 measly bucks.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Sugar Land had 5 inches of rain in a short period of time and when floating garbage started to block the sewers, neighborhoods were quickly starting to flood. It would have been much worse if the rain didn't stop when it did.

$400 is totally worth the protection.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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Thankfully, after a year of fighting with my ins co and FEMA, the straightened out my policy and it became effective a few months ago. Whewwww
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:51 PM
 
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Jokes on you rain, my townhome starts on the second floor. Ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:52 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Most of the newer subdivisions are pretty safe, but I always recommend getting flood insurance. At least for a couple years just to see how your area fares during flooding. It's pretty cheap in areas that aren't in a flood zone.

But today is a good example of what's usually more common in Houston. The last year and a half has spared us from flooding, but today is what Houston is famous for! The heat and flooding.

I bet a lot of the new residents were amazed at what happened today!
Not only this - but if your area ever gets placed in the required zone, you are grandfathered in at the cheaper rate.
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