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Flood zone maps posted on internet?

Posted Sunday, May 2, 2010, at 9:20 AM

Our house is not in any danger, but I was checking the internet for flood zone areas in Murfreesboro to check on our daughter's chances of flooding and found that there seem to be none out there.

They talk about where you can get them, but would it not be a good idea to post these on the net so newcomers and folks who have not been through a hundred year flood (most of the rest of us) could know what there chances are of flooding?

I know that wen you buy a house, that information is available, but few probably check it if they are not near a stream. "Progress" also has a way of changing the natural flow of flood waters, so what was not a flood zone, could be one now.

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I know the police dept here is doing what they can by using Facebook to alert Shelbyville Residents of areas that are bad. Not sure about the County yet. I believe that would be under the EMA?

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Sun, May 2, 2010, at 12:58 PM

That's creative.

Does anyone have reports of flooded roads they can post here?

I think we have been fortunate compared to North of us, but we are not done yet. I just moved some cars back from a tree line that is getting hit by some strong winds. Ounce of prevention, I hope.

-- Posted by stevemills on Sun, May 2, 2010, at 1:48 PM

One of the interesting things I learned after moving here is that water can come UP through the sink holes and cause flooding too, you don't even have to be on the river to have it cause flooding. I know of a place a mile or two from the river that floods this way.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Sun, May 2, 2010, at 3:25 PM

I wish parents could be informed ahead of time (like the day before school starts) of school closings; instead of waiting the morning of school. Preperations of childrens care has to be made and it is always a wait and see in the morning as to where to send them if parents have jobs, or other appointments to tend to.

Their was a Unionville woman that called in on channel 2 news & informed them that El Bethel road has been closed. And that their is flooding water round the unionville schools and the back roads, but not heard anything about the school closings. And was wondering why they haven't heard of any school closings.

-- Posted by Momof3&3step&1gran on Mon, May 3, 2010, at 12:17 AM

Anyone with sinks holes in there area need to double check after this rain.

Calling school off is a delicate balance of trying to be safe and satisfy the State & parents. I would probably call too many days off and then end up with problems at the end of the year.

-- Posted by stevemills on Mon, May 3, 2010, at 7:47 AM

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