Dear Grumpy,
All of the rain we’ve been getting lately has me concerned. Is there any way to tell if the property in which I’m interested is located in a flood plain? How hard is it to get flood insurance if that is the case?
Don’t Want to Get Soaked

Dear Highwater Pants,
Despite all the rain and flood reports, FEMA knows a thing or two about high water. Check out to learn a myriad of “flood” information. Your realtor can also give good advice and direct you in obtaining good flood insurance, which is quite easy and affordable. The FEMA site provides lots of options.