bet on me said:My parents have lived in the same house for about 30 years. When they moved into the house it was in a 150 year flood plain. 5 years ago the city re-zoned and they are now in a 15 year flood plain. Their insurance has skyrocketed and they've had to evacuate every October for the past 3 years. The city has bought some of the homes in the area (those that would be under 10+ feet of water). The problem is that the city keeps widening roads and adding roads to the area they live in. While it's not rural, the creek that runs near their home gets the runoff from all over the city.
It's been devistating to the worth of their home not to mention the stress of evacuating every year.
The city just announced a new plan to build a "flood wall" on the edge of the neighborhood. How ugly! What other solutions to problems like this have you come across?