Alison Bernhart, broker-in-charge of Landfall Realty, has worked in sales at the gated private community near Wrightsville Beach since 1990 and said there has not been serious flooding over that time frame.
“Flooding per se, like you see on television in a major storm, I would say no. We have had some minor street flooding like a drain that gets plugged,” Bernhart said. “We have never had rising water from Howe Creek, the intracoastal ponds, or any of our lakes. We’ve never had any rising floodwaters from any of those.”
That includes notable hurricanes like Fran in 1996, Floyd in 1999 and Isabel in 2003, Bernhart said.
She said the key to Landfall’s generally high-and-dry status in major storms is the elevation throughout most of the property, which covers nearly 2,000 acres.
“Most of Landfall is 20 to 40 feet above sea level,” Bernhart said.
Sections of yards on several properties at the edge of Howe Creek are in the 100-year flood plain, but water doesn’t get near any houses, she said.
“To my knowledge, there has never been a claim from anyone for any rising water due to any of the storms,” Bernhart said.
Bernhart said no major flood insurance is required in Landfall.
“Most of the folks I know in Landfall do not have flood insurance,” she said.
“There’s a little street flooding here and there, which usually goes down in a few hours and that’s usually a catch basin or a storm drain,” Bernhart said. “We’ve been extremely fortunate.”
Date posted: December 28, 2012
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