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Old 09-25-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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Hey everyone. We will be relocating to the Louisville area asap and have decided we want to end up in Oldham County. My wife has concerns with flooding. Is flooding a problem for Oldham County in general and more specifically is Goshen in a high risk area? Thanks!
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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I live in Oldham county and have had no flooding issues. The flooding that occurred last month was in the downtown area.
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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My brother lives in a low area of LaGrange and his basement did get flooded about two months. Of course, he didn't have a sump pump installed. Then he got flooded again last week. So my brother isn't too smart!

In any case, I don't think you'll have any more than the usual flooding issues in Oldham unless you live on the river.
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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I have never known of a flash flood or other flooding situation in Oldham County. Even with some of the less than well planned developments creating some new high water marks on the area streams, Oldham Co topography is either high rolling hills or steep valley creeks and streams. No one complained with exception of the above case that I know of about any significant broad area flooding issues. Goshen is high and dry with the exception of a few acres along the Ohio River. Even Westport which sits less than 100 yards from the Ohio River low water pool doesn't have flooding issues when the river is above flood stage.
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:12 AM
 
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Thanks again to everyone that replied. My wife, son and I drove down over the weekend to take a look around. We really like what we found and everyone has been extremly friendly and helpful.
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:08 PM
 
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Ash Ave. flooded 3 times this summer, that is the only place where I have seen it flood in Oldham Co.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY Metro area
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Ash Ave. flooded 3 times this summer, that is the only place where I have seen it flood in Oldham Co.
Yes, M, you are correct. Ash Ave is an occasional issue. I guess I forgot about it since it doesn't seem to pose an extraordinary danger or more than minor inconvenience.

To those depending on my accounts, I stand corrected.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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And Ash is on the fringe of Oldham, if I am thinking about where it usually floods. There at the bridge near the women's prison, correct? That does happen on occasion but I think it's just because that's such a low area with a creek running through it.

Although it just dawned on me that if we're trying to talk someone into buying in Oldham County, giving directions by using the women's prison isn't the smartest comment!
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:13 AM
 
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Although it just dawned on me that if we're trying to talk someone into buying in Oldham County, giving directions by using the women's prison isn't the smartest comment![/quote]


That's hilarious! But it doesn't really bother us.
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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That's hilarious! But it doesn't really bother us.
Most of them are very nice and were framed! Honest!

Seriously, I live about 300 yards from there and it hasn't been one minute of a problem. Due to an acoustical bounce, we occasionally hear the "lights out" announcement, which is kind of funny. My wife hollers out "lock-down" whenever she hears it.
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