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. Information on the “Harvey Storm” follows on a separate page.
Remember: If it flooded during Tax Day, it absolutely will flood again during a 100 year storm. 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’. This misnomer is meant to tell you that, if you live in the ‘100-year floodplain’, you have a 1% (one percent) chance of flooding every year. 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.
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