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Rene'e, Home Buyer in Houston, TX

does the westbury, braeswood area flood very often and how did it do with hurricane allison?

Asked by Rene'e, Houston, TX Wed Jun 27, 2007

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Stephanie Ross’ answer
It all depends on the EXACT area. And it can very from street to street. Oddly, the homes on Braeswood don't flood very often. If there is a major hurricane or tropical storm however, the odds of that do increase. But that can be said for most in the Houston Metro area. Now just off Braeswood, (like in Westbury) I have seen more flooding back in those neighborhoods. Most people are scared that the water will come out of Braes Bayou and flood the surrounding area. This RARELY happens. Oddly enough, some of the subdivisions tucked back a little further off Braeswood are set lower and therefore are more likely to experience flooding. Obviously, natural disasters are always difficult to predict.
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When we have a quick down pour there is an area between Hilcroft and Chimney Rock that holds water deep enough a compact car should avoid. They can drive through the neighborhood to get around it..
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The short answer is...YES it floods down in there. Some parts, however are not in the flood plain...you can check on the status of specific properties at the link below.
Web Reference: http://maps.tsarp.org
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The Braeswood/Westbury/Meyerland area does not flood very often. However, during Allison, I experienced it first hand as I was working in the area that night and the water got very high. In the gas station where we were stuck (corner of N. Braeswood and the 610 Loop) the water took flooded away the trash cans (3.5 feet) and almost submerged vehicles in the lower end of the station. Under the overpass, large SUVs (Ford Expeditions) couldn't pass and were flooded away. Some particular sections of the area are extremely flood prone (near the bayou) but overall, the area did pretty well considering the magnitude of the flood.
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Not very often. Some people along the bayou did get water in their house in Allison but the city has quadrupled the size of most drainage pipes and done many other projects in the area to help if another Allison storm comes. That being said, house values continue to rise in those areas.
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It all depends on the EXACT area. And it can very from street to street. Oddly, the homes on Braeswood don't flood very often. If there is a major hurricane or tropical storm however, the odds of that do increase. But that can be said for most in the Houston Metro area. Now just off Braeswood, (like in Westbury) I have seen more flooding back in those neighborhoods. Most people are scared that the water will come out of Braes Bayou and flood the surrounding area. This RARELY happens. Oddly enough, some of the subdivisions tucked back a little further off Braeswood are set lower and therefore are more likely to experience flooding. Obviously, natural disasters are always difficult to predict.
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