View Single Post
Old Posted Sep 22, 2019, 3:39 PM
JManc's Avatar
JManc JManc is online now
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Houston
Posts: 33,533
Originally Posted by pdxtex View Post
wowzers, here check out your city's flood plain GIS site. pretty wild. i didnt realize it was at such a risk. i figured galveston took the brunt of the storms and provided a bit a barrier. id still live there but might opt for a upper story unit in a condo tower....also did the media even bother to report the amazing 36 inches of rain imelda just dropped??? it barely even made west coast news.....nothing to see here folks...move on.......
Yeah, it's pretty bad and some of the most expensive homes are on or near waterways or within a mile or so. That doesn't bode well when we get a lot of rain. I am about 2 miles from the river and that's close enough. Homes that were within that range flooded during Harvey. If you're house is built up a little; higher elevation by just a few feet than the street, you're also fairly safe. Galveston gets the brunt of the storm surge and winds but we just flood.