call your insurance co. and ask about previous flooding. go knock at the neighbors doors to find out about previous flooding. I recommend flood insurance. It is priced right. Always buy it. I did not have to because it is optional with some mtg. companies when 20% i paid off with your mtg. and when Katrina hit, I was glad I did.Jo Ann Merse.... more
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