Remember: If it flooded during Tax Day, it absolutely will flood again. Nothing has been done by Precinct 4 or Harris County Flood Control to increase Cy Creek’s ability to carry or store water.
The Tax Day Storm was a ‘100-year storm’ or 1% chance storm every year. No more. The new NOAA Atlas 14 describes the 8.9″ of rain at Tax Day as between a 25 year and a 10-year storm. This means you have between 4% and 10% chance every year of seeing this much rain. The term describes your odds of flooding each year only and is not in any way cumulative – ala, well I flooded last year so I’m good for the next 99 years. Wrong. Buy flood insurance.
The following businesses/churches/organizations are at risk of repeated flooding on Cypress Creek according to the new Jones Carter report, available on the HCFCD website.
“Typical” structures at risk for repeated flooding on Cypress Creek
YMCA Chapparal Mgmt building
Springhill Suites Astria retirement
St. Lukes Vintage Hospital Alamo Title building
Chuys restaurant Autumn Leaves retirement
Kroger center at 249 Sycamore Memory care
Willie’s Icehouse Bellaire retirement
Broadstone Vintage Apts Northgate Golf Club
Mera Vintage retirement Shirley Acres
Raveneaux Golf club
Kroger center at Champion Forest
Tx Childrens Pediatrics
St. Ignatius Catholic church
Mellow Mushroom center
County courthouse annex
The following subdivisions along Cypress Creek had flood damage to homes during the “Tax Day Storm” of April, 2016. Some subdivisions had considerable damage, some only a few homes damaged.
For a house-by-house view of flooding risk, try the website: www.floodfactor.com
To see more detail, go to Harris County’s Flood Warning System webpage:
In the ‘options’ box, select ‘inundation map’. Go down to ‘surface level data’ and select ‘historical’. Enter this date/time: “4/19/2016 11:00 am”. Click on “Show Historical”. An overlay on the map will show you the extent of the flood waters.
Subdivisions along Cypress Creek, from east to west, affected by the Tax Day Storm:
Winding Creek Oaks
Cypress Forest Park
Pine Oak Forest
Estates of Northgate Forest
Woods of Northgate
Oak Creek Village
Wimbledon Champions Park
Wimbledon Champions Estates
Wimbledon Estates & Racquet Club
Oaks of Terranova West
Woods of Wimbledon
Lake Cypress Estates