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Old 10-19-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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I grew up in Slidell and am very familiar with the areas/neighborhoods that flood w/ TS/hurricanes. We are moving to the Mandeville, Madisonville, Covington area, and I don't want an area that floods. I figure anything close to the lake has a good chance of flooding. Is everything north of I 12 safe? I am looking in a neighborhood south of I 12, Grand Oaks, just north of 22 and east of 1085. Is this an area that typically floods?
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:15 PM
 
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Here's a good site when you can look at if a home is in a flood zone or not. If it's not in flood zone, there should be no concern for flooding. You will have to create an account.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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Here is what happened during Katrina in 2005:
http://www.fema.gov/pdf/hazard/flood...a_st_index.pdf

If you're worried about storm surge, then I would avoid those areas in yellow.

River flooding is a different story though, and can happen at any time. Check the fema flood maps for that particular area. Elevation relative to the nearest river is key.
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:10 PM
 
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Flooding mostly occurs by the water sources as well as low spots...Near the lakefront in Mandeville, riverfront in Madisonville, areas along the Tchefuncte River..
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:52 PM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Here is what happened during Katrina in 2005:
http://www.fema.gov/pdf/hazard/flood...a_st_index.pdf

If you're worried about storm surge, then I would avoid those areas in yellow.

River flooding is a different story though, and can happen at any time. Check the fema flood maps for that particular area. Elevation relative to the nearest river is key.
Great map, but there's zero chance that those currently living in that zone are packing up and leaving.
95% of St. Tammany parish's population lives in the yellow area. And new construction in Oak Harbor/Treasure Isle, Carr Drive,
are booming with $Million dollar homes.
We all know the potential risks, but want to live on or near the water anyway.
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Old 02-03-2014, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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95% of St. Tammany parish's population lives in the yellow area. And new construction in Oak Harbor/Treasure
50% would be closer to the truth. The greater Slidell area only has around 90k out of a total parish population of around 233k. All of the neighborhoods and rural land north of old Mandeville were all high and dry.
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