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!
Mark Martin, Broker
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
As far as crime stats, I usually check http://www.houstoncrimestats.org or http://mycity.houstontx.gov/crime.
Good Luck to you.
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
(832) 515-9951 Direct
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 email@example.com