1. Do I buy a home in a flood plain?

    Home in Flood Plain - Deal breaker? Brax P in Phoenix, Az - Hey flood nerds! I am currently under contract to buy a home in Arizona. The home within close distance to a street that is designated as a flood plain AE which has a 1% of flood annually and is high- risk. How do I get a quote for flood insurance? I am asking my current ins agent to provide but have heard quotes as low as $500 annually o…Read More

  2. The Myth of the 100-Year Flood

    There’s an unfortunate misconception about what we mean when we talk about a “100-year flood.” The way this term gets used by most news sources is as a synonym for complete devastation. If a journalist wants to really emphasize how destructive a flood (or flood risk) is, she might use this as an expression. The real problem I see with this is that this is almost never fully explained, so …Read More