Flood's damage lingers: La Huerta res...

Flood's damage lingers: La Huerta residents still cleaning up mess from canal breach

There are 6 comments on the Carlsbad Current-Argus story from Jun 27, 2013, titled Flood's damage lingers: La Huerta residents still cleaning up mess from canal breach. In it, Carlsbad Current-Argus reports that:

A week after the Carlsbad Irrigation District's east canal breached during a two-hour heavy downpour that brought up to 4 inches of rain on the city's north side, Diane and Jim Johnson are still drying out their home that was flooded by 2 inches of water throughout the house.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Carlsbad Current-Argus.

Citizen

Hobbs, NM

#1 Jun 27, 2013
It's a shame! So these poor people have no recourse? They can't even get flood insurance?! The La Huerta residents should all get together and sue to get changes done! The squeaky wheel gets the grease!

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#2 Jun 27, 2013
Citizen wrote:
It's a shame! So these poor people have no recourse? They can't even get flood insurance?! The La Huerta residents should all get together and sue to get changes done! The squeaky wheel gets the grease!
I have to agree with you! There's power in numbers, and people need to get together and do something about this and not just sit and whine. It's one of those situations where no one wants to take the blame!
read it aloud

Carlsbad, NM

#3 Jun 27, 2013
Citizen wrote:
It's a shame! So these poor people have no recourse? They can't even get flood insurance?! The La Huerta residents should all get together and sue to get changes done! The squeaky wheel gets the grease!
Work on your reading comprehension skills, why doncha. The Johnson's plainly state in the article, "Although we are not in the flood plain, although it is expensive, I'm going to get flood insurance," she said."

It may not be required, but flood insurance IS available.
weird

Carlsbad, NM

#4 Jun 28, 2013
Who are you going to sue and what would you even sue them for? Please elaborate on that painfully stupid comment please.
Resident

Carlsbad, NM

#5 Jun 28, 2013
Citizen wrote:
It's a shame! So these poor people have no recourse? They can't even get flood insurance?! The La Huerta residents should all get together and sue to get changes done! The squeaky wheel gets the grease!
They can get flood insurance, they just chose not to. And as they are not in a FEMA defined flood zone, it would probably only be a couple of hundred a month. I live in a flood zone across from North Shore and my flood insurance is only $700/year for $350,000 in coverage. People should always get flood insurance, even if they don't live in a flood zone. You never know what will happen.
Resident

Carlsbad, NM

#6 Jun 28, 2013
Sorry, I meant a couple of hundred a year.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Flood Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Flooding in Brantford remains 'unpredictable & ... 14 hr will be lots more 1
News Rising flood waters prompts state of emergency ... Thu Welly 2
News Brantford declares state of emergency, calls fo... Thu Still on 1
News Drenching Downpour Brings Flash Floods to Ohio ... Wed Kornho Granny 3
News The Way We Were: Ice jam in the Glen (Feb '15) Feb 21 Grand River today 21
News Water on the rise: Flooding expected in downtow... Feb 17 ABC321 1
News Toronto Island flood repairs to cost $7.4M Feb 9 was Tory gang doi... 2
More from around the web