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Interesting Article Regarding Elm Grove Flooding

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AwesomeTattooedDragon 2
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SagaciousSighFiGurl 9
Miss Understanding 2
Joe Blow 2
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sdanielmcev 2
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SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 190 days ago -

new construction and flooding connection?

Prolix Raconteur --- 190 days ago -

Dang!?! Someone's gonna pay big time for that. 

Let Logic Prevail --- 190 days ago -

new construction and flooding connection?



Is that a question? It is a definite.
https://reduceflooding.com/blog/ 

Miss Understanding --- 190 days ago -

W_O_W 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 190 days ago -

It's amazing to me that someone in the building, grading and construction business, doesn't know any better than this. It's Houston. It's flat and prone to flooding. They know that.

I just wonder how this will go legally. It's probably going to depend on what exactly they are required to do by law at a dirt site at this stage. And whether or not they did it. Despite how obvious this appears, it's possible the law will see it differently. 

Miss Understanding --- 190 days ago -

It's amazing to me that someone in the building, grading and construction business, doesn't know any better than this. It's Houston. It's flat and prone to flooding. They know that.



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AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 190 days ago -

That's probably exactly right. ^^ 

sdanielmcev --- 189 days ago -

It's amazing to me that someone in the building, grading and construction business, doesn't know any better than this. It's Houston. It's flat and prone to flooding. They know that.

Most times contractors are required by code or fiat to block certain areas. The diligence is on city and county engineers. 

sdanielmcev --- 189 days ago -

Good article, LLP. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 188 days ago -

Perry Homes has responded to the accusations their construction project caused flooding in EG. Short version: it was an "act of God." We did all we should have and it was all approved by COH"


Color me not surprised. I'm sure this isn't the end of it. 

KwMillennial --- 187 days ago -

The article Tink posted seems to leave out some important information.

I almost rented a house in that area a year ago. The landlord also said it never flooded. My dad warned me to check the flood maps. That entire area that flooded is in a flood plain. My dad said that even though it might not have flooded during Harvey, it was a matter of when, not if because that’s what eventually happens in flood plains.

I do feel sorry for the predicament poor Mr Vera is in as a result of flooding. But the entire Village Springs Dr in Elm Grove is in a flood plain. That whole area is in a pit of sunken land that will obviously attract water under the right conditions.

The article says that area received 10 inches of rain over 5 hours. Literally no one should be surprised that this area in a 100 year flood plain finally flooded.

I guess some court will have to determine whether that area would have flooded anyway with that much rain over that period of time, regardless of the developer altering the landscape and drainage. But if you live in a flood plain, you should probably expect to get flooded eventually 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 187 days ago -

If that entire area is in a flood plain, why weren't residents required to have flood insurance?? 

KwMillennial --- 187 days ago -

I don’t know. I had no idea that people living in a flood plain are required to have flood insurance.

But I can read a map just as well as I could a year ago.

Here’s the link. https://www.harriscountyfemt.org/ I think it’s the same one I used a year ago. But it’s the first thing that popped up by searching for Houston flood map 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 187 days ago -

I had no idea that people living in a flood plain are required to have flood insurance.

If you have a mortgage on your property its a requirement of the mortgage company if the property is in the flood plain. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 187 days ago -

That's what I thought. 

fuzz81 --- 186 days ago -

requirement of the mortgage company if the property is in the flood plain. 

Not in the >500 year plains, which are now more like a 48 month flood plains. 

KwMillennial --- 186 days ago -

lol, true

The article generalized about people in the neighborhood not having flood insurance, so who knows how true that really is or if it was just a remark an uninsured resident made to the author to make their mistake seem more normal and widespread.

According to hcad, Mr Vera has been in that home since 1994, so it’s possible he had an option not to insure for flooding. But hopefully he knew he lived in a flood plain, and had insurance since he should know his property would eventually flood under the right conditions. 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 186 days ago -

All you have to do is check the FEMA maps. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 186 days ago -

Flood insurance is just over $400/year. Totally worth it if you live in Houston or the surrounding area. 

I_won't_tell --- 186 days ago -

Prolix Raconteur - Flood insurance is just over $400/year.

That is not even close to true for everyone. 

Prolix Raconteur --- 185 days ago -

True. I'm speaking of folks who live in the 500 year flood plain, which is most of the Houston metro area. Anyone still living in a 100 year flood plain will obviously pay more. HINT: Move! 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 185 days ago -

What about if you aren't in a flood plain at all?


I'm hearing that most avg sized homes here are about $400. 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 185 days ago -

That is not even close to true for everyone.


That's right. I own a beach house in Surfside Beach and the flood insurance is way more than $400/yr. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 185 days ago -

$487.00 for an unflooded house in Kingwood. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 185 days ago -

FEMA states the average for Texas is $300. Meaning some of course are higher, just an average.

I'm sure beachfront property is higher than most. 

Joe Blow --- 185 days ago -

Perry Homes has responded to the accusations their construction project caused flooding in EG. Short version: it was an "act of God." We did all we should have and it was all approved by COH"




COH didn't approve didly. It's in Montgomery County and not part of COH.

LMFAO at the spread of false info 

Joe Blow --- 185 days ago -

I'm hearing that most avg sized homes here are about $400. 


More falseness. The cheapest flood insurance policy retails at $450. 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 185 days ago -

"More falseness"


Oh, if we could ONLY be as smart as you, Fuzz, KWM and the handyman. Lol 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 184 days ago -

"COH didn't approve didly" it's in Montgomery County"


WRONG. More falseness??
Per the developers:
"In the statement, Figure Four denied any responsibility for the flooding and blamed it on an act of God. Further, they invoked the shield of government approval, saying their plans were approved by the City of Houston and Montgomery County." 

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