Not really knowing where to place this, I thought this a good place.
I live on a river, the Milwaukee River, and she overflows her banks once in a while. Nothing major, but enough to be kinda a pain in the arse.
I raised my house 4. 5 feet, well enough to be floodproofed for a while. The driveway, and yard however, are still in zone AE. All my mechanicals are on the first floor, floodproofed well above the FEMA standard.
The driveway was under 3' of water, and we have been canoeing in and out for a week or two now. Finally got a bit of a respite from the rains, ( 7" plus this past two weeks) and I got out the pumps.
2 " electric, ABS pump. pulls 86,000 gal a day.
2 " gas, Red lion, fired by a Briggs 3.5 hp gas motor, pulls 120k gallons / day if I fuel it 24/7, which ain't gonna happen. Got another trash pump or two as well, but at one point or another the ground water percs up, and it is just a losing battle, two pumps for now is allright.
It's gonna be a while before I can run up and down my driveway in something other than a canoe, johnboat or jet-ski.