The federal emergency management agency has released a new flood map for houston. You can also search by address here.
Where houston floods outside the flood zones.
Fresh houston flood zone map. Flood insurance rate map firm flood risk mapping is an important part of the national flood insurance program as it is the basis of the nfip regulations and flood insurance requirements. This means that in any given year your home located here has a 2 chance of flooding. Harris county flood control district 9900 northwest freeway houston tx 77092.
Harris county boundary mapped floodplains areas delineated on a federal emergency management agency flood insurance rate map firm or floodplain map that are at risk for flooding from a bayou creek or other waterway overflowing its banks during certain rainfall or storm related events. Take a look at how areas were affected across the houston area from inundated areas in wharton to the san jacinto river. Maps earlier this year neena satija and kiah collier of the texas tribune and al shaw of propublica comes a fresh set of animated maps of a few of harris countys most.
The map shows. The district provided the maps to the houston chronicle in advance on condition that their contents not be disclosed until today. Fema zone x area not colored in blue on the map area of lowest risk risk is extremely low that your home will ever flood.
This map does not mean the area will flood but some areas of houston are more susceptible than others. Harris county flood education mapping tool. Zoom in to see the street by street map.
New flood maps become effective in coastal portions of harris county on jan. Fema zone x2 flood zone known as the 500 year flood plain. How your area is affected.
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