Originally Posted by turboparker
Wow. Did you get any water damage? If so, I hope it was minimal.
No damage as the engineers earned their pay on this one...The pond in my back yard acts like an overflow basin, collecting water in case of heavy rains...The "outlet" which you are looking towards in the pic allows water to escape but at a controlled rate...All of the houses are built with their first floors at least 12" above the expected water level...The water would have had to get another 12" deep to get into the homes---Which would have been equal to about 20" of rain in a 24 hour period...Not gonna happen around here!!!...Again, the engineers of the neighborhood developement did their homework and nobody had any water in their homes other than a scant amount in a garage or two...Kudos to the engineers!!!...But many had fish washed into their yards which didn't smell all that good when the water receeded...PEW!!!...