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HarrietTubmanPI - 2022-10-06

You'd think after all of the video we have of storm surge that the phrase 'wall of water' would be phased out. It's not a wall of water and it always annoys me when people use that phrase.

It's a dome of water that has a lot of forward momentum. But I guess that's just not catchy.

That said, anyone that lives on the gulf coast or next to the water should expect this to happen, and those that don't are just morons.

Crackersmack - 2022-10-06

I live 3 miles from the gulf and don't have to worry too much about this shit because I'm 40 ft above sea level. We can build homes in the gulf coast region that stand up to this, we just choose not to because it's more profitable for developers to build ground-level wood-frame homes on flood planes.

duck&cover - 2022-10-06

I prefer the term "sea boner."

Cena_mark - 2022-10-07

They'll build it all back the exact same way.

Menudo con queso - 2022-10-13

Salt Blob

Binro the Heretic - 2022-10-06

Realtors lobby against all efforts to relocate people out of flood zones and against regulations that either forbid building in flood zones or require realtors to disclose that the property they're trying to sell is in a flood zone.

Fuck the realtors.

love - 2022-10-06

to be fair, if you get any kind of financing for a home at all (I assume most do), the bank will absolutely be making you aware of the flood risks.
Not saying realtors aren't terrible, because jesus christ they are awful, but I think it's gotta be pretty rare for someone to be buying a place completely without being notified at some level before purchase.
Are people REALLY warned enough about what that means? definitely not.

love - 2022-10-06

(full disclosure, I'm buying a house on a barrier island near NYC right now, because I'm an idiot, but it's 100 years old and stayed dry through Sandy, so hopefully it won't totally get wiped out before I die)

Binro the Heretic - 2022-10-06

That's the thing realtors want to put an end to.

Sort of like how gun manufacturers made it so the government couldn't fund research into gun-related health statistics.

jfcaron_ca - 2022-10-07

Any industry where you need a "broker" or "agent" to navigate the regulations and pitfalls is an industry that needs reform and government oversight. In the case of real estate, it's a captive industry in that the brokers contribute to the complexity of the situation and prevent reform in order to keep their jobs relevant.

decoy - 2022-10-07

redfin is great resource.

love - 2022-10-09

I think this backs your point up nicely, Binro, just spotted it and thought of this thread - https://gothamist.com/news/in-nj-landlords-and-home-sellers-dont-h ave-to-warn-you-about-past-floods-bill-would-change-that

HarrietTubmanPI - 2022-10-10

"the bank will absolutely be making you aware of the flood risks."

I'm not sure they can, because usually what they will do is look at your topography and everything, but if you own a basement you can still get flooded even if you're on a ridge or a hill.

jfcaron_ca - 2022-10-10

The floor maps so far have been based on historical records, which are pretty useless during accelerating climate change. "100-year floods" happen every decade, etc.

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