love midlothian

Midlothian, IL

#1 Feb 1, 2010
I remember beong told by past administration including Terry that the village was going to be rezoned as far as the flood zones .There are people paying flood insurance whose property hasnt flooded in 50 years and because of the deep tunnle project it probably wont.Some one who is affected by this insurance premium should ask Terry about this.I was affected at one point but since moved to other side of town.We wanted to add on but because of regulations because of the zone we were in found it to be to much of a hastle.But do have relatives in this zone who pay for the flood insurance .Its mandatory.

Since: Jun 09

Midlothian

#2 Feb 1, 2010
love midlothian wrote:
I remember beong told by past administration including Terry that the village was going to be rezoned as far as the flood zones .There are people paying flood insurance whose property hasnt flooded in 50 years and because of the deep tunnle project it probably wont.Some one who is affected by this insurance premium should ask Terry about this.I was affected at one point but since moved to other side of town.We wanted to add on but because of regulations because of the zone we were in found it to be to much of a hastle.But do have relatives in this zone who pay for the flood insurance .Its mandatory.
Unfortunately, Midlothian did not tie into the deep tunnel, nevertheless, those of us in the flood plain are mandated to pay for FEMA flood insurance, which by the way only covers if your house gets knocked off it's foundation, pretty much, and it is very unlikely that we will ever flood, seing as it hasn't happened in at least 50 years. I have talked to Terry as recently as Saturday about this and he reminded me that there was a rezoning a few years back and Springfield to Ridgeway was taken out of the flood plain, but FEMA put the downtown area in a flood plain. Bottom line is that we are paying for the people along the Mississippi that flood all the time, and for the people in Lousiana that live below sealevel. Army Corps of Engineers are working off very old and outdated maps and at this point won't spend the money to come out and do an updated indepth survey.
Trailer Park

Chicago, IL

#3 Feb 1, 2010
warren vista wrote:
<quoted text>Unfortunately, Midlothian did not tie into the deep tunnel, nevertheless, those of us in the flood plain are mandated to pay for FEMA flood insurance, which by the way only covers if your house gets knocked off it's foundation, pretty much, and it is very unlikely that we will ever flood, seing as it hasn't happened in at least 50 years. I have talked to Terry as recently as Saturday about this and he reminded me that there was a rezoning a few years back and Springfield to Ridgeway was taken out of the flood plain, but FEMA put the downtown area in a flood plain. Bottom line is that we are paying for the people along the Mississippi that flood all the time, and for the people in Lousiana that live below sealevel. Army Corps of Engineers are working off very old and outdated maps and at this point won't spend the money to come out and do an updated indepth survey.
My trailer is out of the flood plan.
Noah

South Holland, IL

#4 Feb 1, 2010
It will float tho.

Since: Apr 09

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#5 Feb 2, 2010
What part of Midlo is not considered a Flood Zone? I don't mean that in a smart ass way neither. For as long as I've lived here, I maybe got water past my garage 3 times if that. The last being 9 years ago in an extreme downpour. It was all gone within a half hour though. I know 149th and Kenton get a lot by the creeek and I think Jolly Homes area also. I may be wrong though. Since they redone my Culverts a few years ago,(I don't have sidewalks) what little water we did get flows a lot faster now.

“26 year Midlo resident”

Since: Feb 09

Wichita, Kansas

#6 Feb 2, 2010
Wondering Why1 wrote:
What part of Midlo is not considered a Flood Zone? I don't mean that in a smart ass way neither. For as long as I've lived here, I maybe got water past my garage 3 times if that. The last being 9 years ago in an extreme downpour. It was all gone within a half hour though. I know 149th and Kenton get a lot by the creeek and I think Jolly Homes area also. I may be wrong though. Since they redone my Culverts a few years ago,(I don't have sidewalks) what little water we did get flows a lot faster now.
I know I am not in the flood zone. I did not think you would be. The flood zone was mentioned a few times and had a page or two in the Village center plan circa December 2005. Which is at the village web site.
hopethishelps

Midlothian, IL

#7 Feb 2, 2010
every single time it rains a lot in midlothian, i flood. midlothian is nothing but one big flood zone. and when i call and have the village workers come and see the flooding, they just stand there and tell me it's not their problem, everybody floods. nice response for paying taxes and counting on the village for help.

Since: May 09

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#8 Feb 2, 2010
Wondering Why1 wrote:
What part of Midlo is not considered a Flood Zone? I don't mean that in a smart ass way neither. For as long as I've lived here, I maybe got water past my garage 3 times if that. The last being 9 years ago in an extreme downpour. It was all gone within a half hour though. I know 149th and Kenton get a lot by the creeek and I think Jolly Homes area also. I may be wrong though. Since they redone my Culverts a few years ago,(I don't have sidewalks) what little water we did get flows a lot faster now.
I remember a year ago in September when the water was past my knees in my yard and up to the third step in front of the house..my dog was a pup then i had to carry her to the back of the yard to go potty. So yes our block is a huge flood zone..I heard it has been worse than that! I guess it has to do with the townhomes built on the other side of 147th.
flood guy

Akron, OH

#9 Feb 2, 2010
Fema updated their flood maps August 2008, you can view the maps here

http://msc.fema.gov/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet...

If your property no longer is within the flood zone, print this map and take it to your mortage company and request flood insurance be removed from your house...
FYI

United States

#10 Feb 2, 2010
149th and Kenton has gotten better over the years since they have done the improvements on Natalie Creek. House never flooded though. It's just like Venice for a few hours.

If they build that condo development off of 149th and kenton, I am told many of the people will be able to get off flood insurance in that area when the the retention ponds for those proposed condos are built.

Damn evil retention ponds!
just wondering

South Holland, IL

#11 Feb 2, 2010
FYI wrote:
149th and Kenton has gotten better over the years since they have done the improvements on Natalie Creek. House never flooded though. It's just like Venice for a few hours.
If they build that condo development off of 149th and kenton, I am told many of the people will be able to get off flood insurance in that area when the the retention ponds for those proposed condos are built.
Damn evil retention ponds!
Are they seriously thinking of putting condos at 149th and Kenton?

Since: Apr 09

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#12 Feb 2, 2010
Midlo Dog Walker wrote:
<quoted text> I remember a year ago in September when the water was past my knees in my yard and up to the third step in front of the house..my dog was a pup then i had to carry her to the back of the yard to go potty. So yes our block is a huge flood zone..I heard it has been worse than that! I guess it has to do with the townhomes built on the other side of 147th.
I'm not saying that we don't get water by us, it's just I really don't get any myself. I know in order for you to get a lot of water it really has to come down and then even though you're a bit north of me, I don't get that much. Maybe my property is a little bit higher?
kostner res

West Palm Beach, FL

#13 Aug 3, 2010
every time it rain we flood bad midlo needs to do something to stop this the flood waters are going to distroy ,y home

“Always willing to lend a hand”

Since: Dec 09

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#14 Aug 3, 2010
kostner res wrote:
every time it rain we flood bad midlo needs to do something to stop this the flood waters are going to distroy ,y home
Bringing up old information will not be well received in this forum mu friend.

Take a word from the wise:)

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