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« on: October 07, 2012, 1:30:32 am »

Planning to move to New Orleans by 1st jan 2013. Is there a flood-safe area to buy a house? I will be working near Tulane and would not like to drive more than 30 minutes to work. Planning to buy a house (300-400K)-price range. Any one knows which are the areas in this neighborhood that not flood prone?
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2012, 11:47:36 am »

According to the NFIP, flood maps for New Orleans are still being updated and won't be available until mid-November. Some information can be found here.
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 11:51:59 am »

Isn't it a little odd to put this thread in the Katrina section?
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2012, 9:47:25 am »

tinyzombie: Please let me know another more suitable section and I can post there. Sorry I am new to this forum.
southerntransplant: Thanks for the info.
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2012, 1:10:05 pm »

Planning to move to New Orleans by 1st jan 2013. Is there a flood-safe area to buy a house? I will be working near Tulane and would not like to drive more than 30 minutes to work. Planning to buy a house (300-400K)-price range. Any one knows which are the areas in this neighborhood that not flood prone?

I would highly suggest you not move to New Orleans or buy a property at this time. Spending that type of money on a property at this time in New Orleans would not be ideal, granted i am sure you will find a great deal. If you are working temporarily i would suggest you find an apartment for the time being and then go from there. That would be my opinion.
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2012, 2:58:24 pm »

Planning to move to New Orleans by 1st jan 2013. Is there a flood-safe area to buy a house? I will be working near Tulane and would not like to drive more than 30 minutes to work. Planning to buy a house (300-400K)-price range. Any one knows which are the areas in this neighborhood that not flood prone?
Unless you really want to live IN the city, try the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain, Kenner or Metaire. Whatever you do, have a bugout plan for hurricane season, stay off the road during Mardi Gras, and NEVER go outdoors on New Year's Eve.
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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2012, 3:08:16 pm »

Planning to move to New Orleans by 1st jan 2013. Is there a flood-safe area to buy a house? I will be working near Tulane and would not like to drive more than 30 minutes to work. Planning to buy a house (300-400K)-price range. Any one knows which are the areas in this neighborhood that not flood prone?
Unless you really want to live IN the city, try the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain, Kenner or Metaire. Whatever you do, have a bugout plan for hurricane season, stay off the road during Mardi Gras, and NEVER go outdoors on New Year's Eve.

Thanks for fond memories of laying low (literally) at midnight in Baton Rouge.
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2012, 5:37:30 pm »

No way! Live uptown! You can bike or walk!
Riverbend neighborhood never flooded (Carrolton and St. Charles). The flood line was more or less at Freret, and north, and old fill area known as Broadmoor is to be avoided and stay away from mid-city/ City Park areas.
The Marigny was fine, all the areas right on the river levy were fine.
I would move back in a heartbeat, but not to Metairie, maybe River Road or Kenner upstream... ~lnw
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