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Old 01-12-2016, 10:34 AM   #16
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This might work for you. Have at it.


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Old 01-12-2016, 05:20 PM   #17
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This is the story your question reminds me of:

http://arstechnica.com/science/2015/...ugust-29-2005/

In terms of total solutions, there aren't a lot that I see. Sandbags or some other kind of wall capable of holding back the weight of the water + current, together with redundant pumps capable of pushing a LOT of water back over the wall. You're basically talking about turning your home into an Island fort.

I suppose you could also turn your home into a deliberately buoyant or height-adjusting structure and anchor it really well. Maybe jack it up off the existing granite foundation and put it on hydraulic lifts or in a truly watertight sealing job/hull. I would like to see the building inspector's face when you apply for the permit for that one...

Oh, and consider keeping a cheap boat or other buoyant object at the house in case you need to get rescued or anything. (Would one of those kiddie pools work?)
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Old 01-12-2016, 08:22 PM   #18
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I suggest you look into raising the house. I recall FEMA has accommodations for this solution.
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You asked the Army Corp of Engineers to fix this.. so yes you are asking other people (their taxes) to pay for it.

You bought a house knowing it was in the flood map. If your mortgage company is making you pay FEMA flood insurance the price you paid for the house was discounted for those outrageous flood premiums.

There are millions of homeowners in the same shape as you.. the house is in the NFIP, but they RARELY if never get water.. but sometimes they do. but year after year they are forced to pay outrageous flood insurance premiums. Starting in 2014 private insurers are finally underwriting the market for AE zones because FEMA premiums have tripled. go to www.privatemarketflood.com to get a quote at half the rate that FEMA charges. (I have no affiliation with any company involved. I just want to pass on the savings that are available that many people don't know about and are crippled by FEMA premiums. Yes, this applies to Freddie and Fannie mortgages and all banks accept the coverage. Its new.. check it out.
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I suggest you look into raising the house. I recall FEMA has accommodations for this solution.
they only offer this option if the property is considered a "repeat offender".. the OP said there have only been two incidents in a long time..
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There are millions of homeowners in the same shape as you.. the house is in the NFIP, but they RARELY if never get water..
Ayuh,.... I've got 2 of 'em with mortgages,...

I lower the flood insurance value each year, to the loan pay-off amount to fight the rapidly risin' premiums,...

I get nothin' from that link, dead web space,...

Their takin' away the premium subsidies, makin' it a pay as ya go form of insurance,...
Hence the rant by island guy,...
as usual, off base, 'n in the past,....
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the website works for me.. or google for LLoyds private market flood TFIA.. dropped my FEMA premium of $3,400 down to $1,450.
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Ayuh,.... Found it, I'll look into it,....

next policy is due in august,...
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