Simply 6 Minutes: Don’t Build Your House In A Flood Plain

Thanks for your participation! I have never lived that close to an airport but was a few miles from one and sometimes it sounded like a plane was going to crash on the ground

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Wikipedia tells us that a flood plain is “an area of land adjacent to a river which stretches from the banks of its channel to the base of the enclosing valley walls, and which experiences flooding during periods of high discharge.” Obviously, these people didn’t follow that piece of advice.

Kind of like people who buy homes near airports. If you ever read the book Airport by Arthur Hailey, you know that one of the subplots is about people who built their homes near Lincoln International Airport (very loosely based on O’Hare Airport in Chicago, where I spent a lot of time both when I lived in Chicago and after moving to Atlanta). The people were assured by their real estate agents that noise from the airport would not be a problem, and of course it was, because just as the people who were building the airport put up signs…

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