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Old 12-09-2007, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Default Flood zones in the Houston area

I know most of the Houston area are flood zones and floods easily with heavy rain. I am also aware that there are a few areas that are not flood zones like Katy. Does anyone know if The Woodlands, Conroe, and Montgomery around lake conroe are flood zones. If it is does it flood often?

Anyone from those areas or familiar with those areas have any info?
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Old 12-09-2007, 08:17 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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It all depends on what you mean by "flood zone" a lot of homes in Houston are not in the flood plain as designated by the federal government, this does not mean that the streets will not flood during heavy rains. In this area, streets are specifically designed to be secondary stormwater containment systems (keep water from houses/businesses) and structures must be built a specific # of feet above the street (differs in different towns). The Woodlands etc. is just as likely to have street flooding as any other area of this region, given enough rain. If you are asking about the flood plain...go to the FEMA website and look at the FIRM maps, input the area or address you are looking at and it will pull up the map and you can see if it is in a flood plain.
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Old 12-09-2007, 08:23 PM
 
Location: 77059
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TSARP Interactive Mapping Tool (http://maps2.tsarp.org/tsarp/ - broken link)
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thanks for the information and valuable link.
We are looking and considering a new house. This is an important factor.
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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You know I've tried looking at the flood zone site/maps and never could make heads or tails out of it all. I would just avoid the areas like surrounding Hillcroft on the south side of 59.
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:59 PM
 
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Parts of The Woodlands are. Parts of Spring are-- I remember it flooding off of Rayford in '94.

Timber Lakes/Timber Ridge-- for those of us who've been here awhile-- flooded badly in both 94 and 200(1). Part of TLTR never recovered-- houses were wiped off their foundations.

(Hence the reason for cheap prices back there.)

I can only speak of The Woodlands, but when we were buying, we were always vary weary if a house had tons of tile...
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Houston, Austin, Houston transplant
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Wihout having read the other replies, I can say that Waller county is a flood plain. So if you aren't fond of sogginess, don't move there! (My husband is from there)
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Houston, Austin, Houston transplant
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Mrs. Breeder - yes, my husband worked for Montgomery County Pct. 3 (primarily serviced the Woodlands area) when Allison flooded the Woodlands. Bad stuff. The streets were lined with soggy sheetrock, appliances, ruined carpet, etc. It was a very sad sight.
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:59 PM
 
Location: La Habra, CA
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The south part of the Beltway is a really bad flood zone, watch out there.
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Old 01-08-2008, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Conroe, TX
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what about west of I-45 in Conroe, Longmire Rd area??
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