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Old 06-21-2008, 01:40 PM   #21
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My sister lived in NOLA for almost 35 years, then moved to the Land of Oz Kansas after Katrina.....her home was totally unscathed by Katrina or it's side effects. Now she doesn't have to worry about hurricanes and flooding.......just tornadoes, dust storms, hail storms, wind storms, ice storms, heavy rain, and blizzards. Makes Kansas sound almost as alluring as TX.
Light hail last night - still entertainment. After X years - then that stuff becomes a pain in the butt.

Probably would draw the line at a tornado though - much rather watch THAT on tv.

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Old 06-22-2008, 05:12 PM   #22
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UncleMick, I remember the VanPort Flood! I was about 6 yoa, living in Guilds Lake military housing at the time. Dad worked for the COE and was patrolling the dikes at the time they broke. He was away from home for weeks.

Much to the dismay of some residents the Corp required that trees growing on the dikes be removed last year. The (name your descriptor) planners allowed retail development on the same site as your former home, and there are hotels and condos on the south side of the dike. Idiots!!
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Old 06-22-2008, 07:43 PM   #23
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The river is cresting here today. It is cresting lower here than previously predicted due to the levee's breaking north of us. The town wildlife area is flooded and the marina.
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The road to the yacht club and another bar is closed!!. We still have one left though.

My house is still high and dry though. Here is a pic of my house and a view of the river bluffs from my front porch.
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That's a gorgeous house dm!
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DM , Glad you are okay and gorgeous house !
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How many acres do you have??
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I have two acres. A homebuilder bought 25 acres across the street in front of my house so its only a matter of time before a subdivision goes in. I'm also bordered on the other side by farmland.

Most of this area is farmland, and the 93 flood hit this area pretty hard. In order to build a new home here you have to make sure your elevation is 2' higher than it was in 93. My elevation of my property was good, but I had hundreds of loads of dirt and rock hauled in to make sure I wouldn't have any problems. I'm 8' above the high level in 93. I'm pretty sure St. Louis would be underwater at that point and we would all be screwed.
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Well the river rose alittle more since my last post. Now the crest is suppose to be tommorow. The levee is still holding though. The problem will be if the levee breaks or the water goes over the road. Then we become an island.
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