Mean elevation is 98'; highest, 535 '
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Just because there has been flooding in a county, it doesn't mean that the
whole damn thing was underwater.
On 12/29/2013 12:13 PM, email@example.com wrote:
stuff to post on-topic about, but in the meantime
since Louisiana has the cheapest property taxes not counting
Hawaii and since my heating bill in the winter would be low
I am considering Louisiana, so will you please tell me if there
is any part of Louisiana that hasn't flooded yet? If so, which part(s)?
I researched online this question and no one's asked it. Every county
that I researched has flooded.
I lived in Louisiana for eight years. There are lots of places that
don't flood. Yes, every county probably has some land that has flooded.
That could probably be said for a very high percentage of every county
in the UNITED STATES. At some time, somewhere in that county has
flooded. Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert, and it has flooded
there. Same for Phoenix. There are low places everywhere in Louisiana,
but in the same vein, there is high ground in every county that has
never flooded. It is impossible for even the hurricanes to push water
in to the top of the state.
I smell a troll.
On Sun, 29 Dec 2013 11:13:40 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I think one needs more details to know how significant this is.
Baltimore Country, where I live, has had flooding too. 3 or 4 houses
were washed away in Hurricane Agnes, I think it was, before my time,
more than 3 years ago.
And in Baltimore City, like another county, Fallsway and the
once-factory areas next to the Jones Falls flood at least once a year,
but it's in a big (for around here) valley and anyone who understands
rain should at least ask if it's going to flood. Everyone who's lived
her 5 years or more knows about it. These days one could just google
flooding Baltimore City and read about it, I think, though maybe
that wouldn't work in rural La.
And I live right on a stream that will rise from 1 foot to 10 feet and
come within an inch of my property line. But I'm no longer worried
about flooding here because after 30 years it's never gone higher than
that, and the watershed for my stream goes only 2 or 3 miles upstream.
Also they said, and I keep forgetting to check, that the road on the
other side of the stream and 100 feet of woods is lower than my house,
and that the stream will widen and have to fill that road before it gets
to my house. (And the land is 3 inches higher at my house than at the
property line, only 20 feet away, and the basement window is 5" higher
BTW, 45 years ago when I drove around the area south of New Orleans,
where the roads are paved with broken sea shells, maybe oysters or
clams, 4 out of 5, maybe 9 out of 10, houses were built on stilts. What
got me was the 5th house, that wasn't. They didn't look older than the
others, they looked like they'd been built no more than 10 years
earlier. What idiot would build his house right on the ground when
everyone else was using stilts???
Anyhow, my point is, that it floods in one part of the county doesn't
mean it floods everywhere. I think there are some counties where it
floods everywhere in the county but I'll bet less than 20 in the
The county assessors office may have maps with elevation noted. Google
Earth has elevation noted. And when you are actually at a location,
you can generally tell if it's higher or lower than the surrounding
area. We lived on flat land in Indiana, and the house 3 doors down
had a big back yard that was soaking wet. The city map of INdianapolis
and suburbs showed a stream right there, but I guess he bought his house
after June when it never rains. I don't think there was even a
culvert where the stream crossed under the main road we both lived on
(Spring Mill Drive at what would be 71st St.) Try not to let that
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