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Old 03-28-2011, 11:17 PM
 
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I am thinking about buying a house on Willowbend but I am new to Houston. Is this a safe street? Does it frequently flood?
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:22 PM
 
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West of Post Oak to much traffic east of Post Oak to rail road tracks is a much quiter section street does not flood no worries
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:26 AM
 
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AFAIK, the entire section from Bellfort to Hillcroft is flood-free, though in heavy rains there are some high water areas (in the street, not the yards or houses). I used to own a house on Willowbend in Parkwest and it was a good location. You will (or should) pay less for a house on a collector street like that one than you would on a side street, and you will get less for it when you sell, so it is all relative. It was our first house, and a great way to get into a neighborhood you normally couldn't afford.

The traffic wasn't too bad, but some people do drive quickly, so it was more irritating than anything else. And yes, the street is safe.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:36 AM
 
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This needs to be a pinned topic (the flood maps of Houston) as it comes up often enough

TSARP Interactive Mapping Tool (http://maps2.tsarp.org/tsarp/ - broken link)
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Old 08-27-2017, 12:54 PM
 
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thanks for reply, feel better about area not being a flood zone
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:47 PM
 
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I don't know anything about Houston but just saw my girlfriend's friend post a Facebook live video of her apartment complex flooded at 9701 Meyer Forest Dr. 77096. She is asking for help to evacuate and mentioning her address because the parking lot is flooded and her car is almost completely immersed in water and she is staying with a stranger on the 2nd floor. I looked at the map with that address and it is in the Willow Bend area! Buyers beware! I feel bad for all the personal property damage done by Hurricane Harvey.
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I don't know anything about Houston but just saw my girlfriend's friend post a Facebook live video of her apartment complex flooded at 9701 Meyer Forest Dr. 77096. She is asking for help to evacuate and mentioning her address because the parking lot is flooded and her car is almost completely immersed in water and she is staying with a stranger on the 2nd floor. I looked at the map with that address and it is in the Willow Bend area! Buyers beware! I feel bad for all the personal property damage done by Hurricane Harvey.
This thread is a few years old.. It appears Hurricane Harvey will be re-writing the "Flood Zones" that existed back then. The unfortunate part is that Household insurance in the area being asked about does NOT cover "Floods"

The coverage I have been watching constantly points out this very detail.. That non-flood zones are already up to their top floors with water and there's zero history for these folks!! Just last evening, they believed they dodged a bullet, however non-stop rain bans continue and it's only day 3 of 5 days expected.

Never under-estimate Mother Nature!! Mother Nature is causing massive destruction on so many levels.. It's time to respect HER!!

Hurricane Harvey came to visit and decided he wouldn't leave!! I also noticed that many citizen's are stepping up to the plate to help with their personal boats to help removed stranded strangers.. KUDOS to them!! The overwhelming demand on services must be assisted by caring people. If nothing else it sure does remind people just what their taxes go to and you only need it once to appreciate what one's tax dollars go to!!

I am and will continue too keep victims of the flooding until this stops in my thoughts and prayers... Then I will pray for the recovery from this that will takes YEARS!!
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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You can view the flood zone locations here https://www.trulia.com/local/houston..._zones_hazards
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