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Where I can find flood information for Houston and sourounding areas as well crime statistics? Thanks in

Asked by Jl, Briarforest, Houston, TX Sun Jul 26, 2009

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Hi JI

FEMA maps were updated after Tropical Strom Allison, and it is discussed at http://www.tsarp.org/. You can view the maps for Harris County and the surrounding counties at the FEMA Map Store, http://msc.fema.gov/, and you view interactive flood maps at http://maps2.tsarp.org/tsarp/.

As mentioned below, crime statistics are located at City of Houston Crime Site http://mycity.houstontx.gov/crime/disclaimerPage.aspx

And, you can also check out the Texas Sex Offender website at https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DPS_WEB/SorNew/index.aspx.

When you ready to start your home search try my website, http://www.2mrealty.com, for easy 1-click searches that are predefined for Houston neighborhoods.

Hope that helps!

Regards,
Mark Martin, Broker
2M Realty
http://www.2mrealty.com
Web Reference: http://www.2mrealty.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 26, 2009
Here are some great websites to help you:
http://maps.tsarp.org/tsarp/ - to find out if a location is in a floodplain
http://www.stormpulse.com/ - to track storms
http://mycity.houstontx.gov/crime/ - Houston PD's crime stats
Web Reference: http://www.katiekteam.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 12, 2009
Like Mark has already said, please visit :http://msc.fema.gov . As soon as the site opens, please type the property address on the top left corner and then click on search by street address.
As far as crime stats, I usually check http://www.houstoncrimestats.org or http://mycity.houstontx.gov/crime.
Good Luck to you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 3, 2009
The absolute best way is to verify the information that you're interested in my talking with your insurance agent. But, if you're looking for easy on-line guidance and information, just visit these sites:

City of Houston Crime Site http://mycity.houstontx.gov/crime/disclaimerPage.aspx; and
Tropical Storm Allison Recovery (TSARP) at http://www.tsarp.com

You'll need to past the web addresses into your web browser. With both sites, you'll be able to find informaiton for zip code and address (respectively).

When you're ready to narrow your home search, call or write to me at:

Ken Hunter, REALTOR
Prudential Gary Greene REALTORS
http://www.KenHunterRealtor.com
Ken@KenHunterRealtor.com
(832) 515-9951 Direct
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 26, 2009
There are flood maps online but quite frankly, I have yet to find anyone who could read them..The best one to check with is your insurance agent. But when you put a contract on a home, if it is in a flood area or ever been flooded, the seller is obligated to reveal that in a sellers' disclosure. (if it is listed w/a realtor)..If you are buying "a for sale by owner" the seller may not...

Some of the local TV stations have "crime stats" on their websites but i believe it is sexual offenders only

for further information, write me at springrealtor@sbcglobal.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 26, 2009
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