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More Reinforcement That I Made The Right Choice In 2010


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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 02:22 PM

As you know I lost a home to a Flood in 2010 and did not have the heart to rebuild on that location.

Chose to move to higher ground and am glad I did. The property I lost is under seige again this week.

If you scroll down to the city map, the property (I still own it, but the hose is scheduled for demolition) is the first street to the right of S Kelly. There is an 18 ft dike just to the west and I never believed water could get that high.

http://water.weather...=dmx&gage=cfxi4


Edited by JD DANNELS, May 28, 2013 - 02:26 PM.

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 04:32 PM

Glad you are "High & Dry".


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 04:53 PM

Good move!

My brother used to live in the low land and although his house didn't flood the road to his house and some of his outbuildings were often under water.  It was a major pain. 


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 04:57 PM

Sounds to me like that was a smart move. 


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 05:12 PM

It sounds like you made the right choice.


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 07:12 PM

Good for you!!! I don't get that feeling very often.


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 07:16 PM

Maybe you can turn it into a rice paddy?

 

 

Congrats on the good move


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 07:19 PM

[quote name="mybigwarwagon" post="324116" timestamp="1369786565"]Maybe you can turn it into a rice paddy?
 
 
Congrats on the good move[/quote

Nobody grows rice up here, but after that flood in 2010. I saw weeds come up in my lawn that I have never seen in Iowa, during a lifetime of living here.

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 07:24 PM

Well I was 60 when it flooded. The house was 4 ft above ground level. There was 6 ft of water in the garage/shop at ground level. If I stayed I would have had to put the house 7-8 ft above ground level. I had no idea if I could climb that many steps in 10-15 yrs.
So when i was offered a chance to relocate,, I jumped at it. Oddly enough the house I bought already had a handicap ramp to the deck..

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Posted May 28, 2013 - 07:38 PM

Why do you need a handicap ramp. Shouldn't you have a tractor ramp?



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 07:56 PM

Maybe you can turn it into a rice paddy?

 

 

Congrats on the good move

 

 

 

Nobody grows rice up here, but after that flood in 2010. I saw weeds come up in my lawn that I have never seen in Iowa, during a lifetime of living here.

 

Nonsense, the Minnesota Wild Rice Growers Association would disagree.



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 08:15 PM

Sounds like you did the right thing,

Where I used to live the federal government brought out six homes a street over from me, torn them down and planted grass, only took 40 years of claims. :D



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 08:29 PM

JD., You made the right choice I think. Now you don't have to worry about flooding any more.



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Posted May 29, 2013 - 11:12 AM

Good choice in getting outta dodge.. Or you could have bought a house boat....



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Posted May 29, 2013 - 01:26 PM

Good choice in getting outta dodge.. Or you could have bought a house boat....

He could have always put a bunch of 55 gallon drums under the house and just rode out the storm.






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