<Hello, I have read much online about flooding and monsoons. Hubby
and I are considering relocating to the Chandler area. Are these floods
serious? Are houses covered in water and washed away?>
(and I mean less than once a decade) does the water flood up beyond the
sidewalk during a rain storm. Areas in the valley that have flooding problems
are designated as flood zones.. if the house you are looking to purchase
is in a flood zone, this is something that will be disclosed to you when
you are looking for a house. Your realtor can help you with this.
done a pretty good job of not putting houses in flood zones, and otherwise
moving water away quickly so that it doesn't build up. Usually what we
have here are called "flash floods
." This is because we get so little rain that the ground
gets hard.. that when it does rain heavily the ground can't soak it up
very well and it floods quickly, usually within about 15 or 20 minutes.
Areas that flash flood are labeled with street signs (i.e. "Do not enter
when flooded" signs). Some people aren't too bright and they think their
little Geo Metros can make it through three feet of water under an overpass,
and they get stuck. It's more amusing than anything else :-).
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Because of the low rain and high heat, the desert floor is baked to a thick crust that has difficulty absorbing water. This makes drainage difficult, and causes flash floods. When rains start, especially heavy rains during the monsoon, it is typical for a completely dry area to become flooded in a matter of minutes.
how is the job scene for health care workers? Particularly, Occupational
therapists. Hubby is in the facilities securities area. How are jobs for
Someone else will have to help you with that one.
we are from the Chicago area, Flossmoor, Illinois and are looking for a
family friendly area that is pretty. Greenery, trees, good views, good
parks and of course excellent public schools. Would Chandler be the best
Chandler, Gilbert, and Queen Creek (though further
from the city) are all good for that style. Those areas tend to be newer,
so most vegetation (like trees) are rather young. You can usually tell
how old an area is by how big the trees are.. so give certain parts of
those areas a few years. Though I would highly recommend visiting those
cities/towns (the east valley) during your visit. It's a great place to
have a family.