Will I Flood?

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. 

To see more detail, go to Harris County’s Flood Warning System webpage:

www.harriscountyfws.org

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:

Riverwood

Winding Creek Oaks

Forest Oaks

Sandpiper

Cypress Forest Park

Enchanted Oaks

Pine Oak Forest

Westador

Bamwood Forest

Ponderosa Forest

Ponderosa Trails

Ponderosa Lakes

Lakebridge

Bammel Forest

Northwood Farms

Northgate Forest

Estates of Northgate Forest

Woods of Northgate

Olde Oaks

Oak Creek Village

Wimbledon Champions Park

Wimbledon Champions Estates

Wimbledon Estates & Racquet Club

Oaks of Terranova West

Wimbledon Pines

Kleinwood

Brandonwood

Woods of Wimbledon

Champion Forest

Schroeder Oaks

Prestonwood Forest

Chasewood Crossing

Norchester

Lakewood Crossing

Lakewood Forest

Grantwood

Windwood

Saracen Park

Ravensway

Lake Cypress Estates

Enchanted Valley