Do you live in a flood zone? That’s the question many found themselves asking after recent rains, much to their surprise, affected their homes. Now after the damage one City Councilman has come forth with a plan on how officials may be able to help you clean up the mess. Houses all over the city were damaged, whether with piles of mud or just debris. Most homeowners did not have flood insurance since flooding here is rare. But, since residents are still in need of help, City Councilman Charlie San Miguel says he’s surveyed the damage and is trying to find a solution. “I believe we should have a requirement. We should build houses a certain height, and certain elevation, because as I’m looking, I’ve done home inspections for almost 20 years, and as I’m looking at some of these areas. I’m thinking if these homes were a little higher, maybe a foot higher, a little higher pad, then these homes would not have been damaged. Please call risk management, because it’s going to help us. It will help our argument at the state and federal level. If we have a few cases only, they are not going to listen to us but if we can show that in fact that there are so many cases, and I’ve seen, we are near, I might be wrong, there are about 100 homes that need to be damaged. I think we are near that if not more.” If your home is damaged, you can call the city’s risk management department. That number is 795-3076.