Flood warnings cover most of saturate...

Flood warnings cover most of saturated state

There are 12 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Feb 6, 2008, titled Flood warnings cover most of saturated state. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

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CHRIS

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Feb 7, 2008
sleepin in a van down by the river.
Noah

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Feb 7, 2008
Repent!
Indy Res

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Feb 7, 2008
Einstein said that the definition of insane is doing everything the same way and expecting different results. If you were floodoed out last time, what made you think it wouldn't happen again? I saw a family on the news complaining that they had just re-built their house after the last flood. Duh !!!
defiesLOGIC

Jasper, IN

#4 Feb 7, 2008
I don't hear anyone talking about the drought any more. I wonder why?
Herbert Ford

United States

#5 Feb 7, 2008
Indy Res says about rebuilding from the floods, isn' the same as rebuilding after the tornados destroyed these homes and business. It can happen to everybody. Maybe next time is might be your house that gets destroyed, are you going to rebuild to see it destroyed.

paisleyposey

“END THE FED!”

Since: Feb 07

DON'T TREAD ON ME!!!!

#6 Feb 7, 2008
Tornado, flood, earthquakes, wild fire, earthquakes, mudslides, hurricanes, volcanoes, severe storms; take your pick.
No matter where you are in the US, SOMETHING can happen to your house or health.

The Flood Stage for the Nora NOAA gage @ 82nd St. is 11 feet, not 10, as the article reported;

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php...

Also, They didn't report Allisonville Rd. closed at the underpass on the south side of Noblesville, rather inconvenient to double back.

Come on, Star! Folks need good and accurate info in a time like this.
Indy Res

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Feb 7, 2008
Herbert Ford wrote:
Indy Res says about rebuilding from the floods, isn' the same as rebuilding after the tornados destroyed these homes and business. It can happen to everybody. Maybe next time is might be your house that gets destroyed, are you going to rebuild to see it destroyed.
Herb, A flooding river is a little different from a tornado don't you think ? Tornados effect entire middle America and cannot be predicted. Although living in a trailer in Oklahoma might be akin to what I'm referring to. A river rising over its banks WILL happen, just a matter of when. I feel for these people but it will happen again. My house may never get hit by a tornado
Ship of fools

Greens Fork, IN

#8 Feb 7, 2008
I been wonderin when all this waters gonna stop floodin my house. This is crazy how much flooding be happing all over these rivers an be coming in my house. How am I suposed to live like this?

Since: May 07

Pittsboro, IN

#9 Feb 9, 2008
For all of you acting as if people who rebuild on rivers are fools....

Insurance companies don't pay to rebuild elsewhere. What would you do if you had just lost everything and the only way you could start over was with insurance money?

You would probably rebuild and try to get some other poor sucker to buy your land, right?

paisleyposey

“END THE FED!”

Since: Feb 07

DON'T TREAD ON ME!!!!

#10 Feb 9, 2008
reclusive artist wrote:
For all of you acting as if people who rebuild on rivers are fools....
Insurance companies don't pay to rebuild elsewhere. What would you do if you had just lost everything and the only way you could start over was with insurance money?
You would probably rebuild and try to get some other poor sucker to buy your land, right?
In a Floodway, the only flood insurance you can get on your house id through the Federal Flood Insurance Program. If 80% or more of the structure is destroyed by any means, you cannot rebuild it.(I'd like to see this policy equally applied to our coastal, hurricane prone areas as well.)
I know someday the big one could take out our riverhouse, but it's worth it to folks who love living on the water. I won't be whining or looking for a handout if that day comes.
IPS graduates 46 percent

Greens Fork, IN

#11 Feb 9, 2008
paisleyposey wrote:
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In a Floodway, the only flood insurance you can get on your house id through the Federal Flood Insurance Program.
And there’s your first clue! If the federal government is the only insurance you can get there shouldn’t be homes there anyway. Why do you think private companies won’t insure the area? Eliminate federal flood insurance. Basically if you choose to live in a flood plain, you better have some cash saved up because we aren’t paying for it.

For the record I am not saying you personally.

paisleyposey

“END THE FED!”

Since: Feb 07

DON'T TREAD ON ME!!!!

#12 Feb 9, 2008
IPS graduates 46 percent wrote:
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And there’s your first clue! If the federal government is the only insurance you can get there shouldn’t be homes there anyway. Why do you think private companies won’t insure the area? Eliminate federal flood insurance. Basically if you choose to live in a flood plain, you better have some cash saved up because we aren’t paying for it.
For the record I am not saying you personally.
We pay for the insurance. I would never file a claim on it, unless the house was lost. Filing a claim otherwise can keep you from getting building permits on it later. You aren't allowed to build in those areas, that house in my avatar has been there since 1927, and has never had water in it. It has had flood insurance on it for decades, much more has been paid into the program than we'll ever see back, so I don't feel like it's a federal subsidy. A few claims from flooded home owners is a tiny drop in the bucket, compared the subsidizing of coastal areas we do every single year, somewhere. Also, if a home is 80% or more destroyed, you cannot rebuild, so it's more flood prone customers eventually all get eliminated anyway. Homes like ours that never get damage aren't getting a handout from anyone.

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