How bad does the flooding get, if any?

Asked by natimus81, Houston, TX Mon Aug 27, 2012

During severe thunderstorms dumping loads of rain; does the neighborhood have a decent drainage system?

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Nelson.uribe, Home Buyer, Houston, TX
Mon Aug 28, 2017
has 13319 Klamath falls dr in houston 77041 flooded
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Mark McNitt, Agent, Houston, TX
Mon Aug 27, 2012
If your in Harris County, you can go to this web site and plug in an address and it will show you a map and color chart showing the flood status of a home.

I would highly recommend in addition to this, calling your insurance agent as they have the FEMA maps that show the most recent data regarding flood areas.

Any area in Houston can flood when it rains 4-6 inches in an evening. Purchase flood insurance with any home purchase and review insurance claims prior to the end of your option period. If we can assist you with a purchase in that community, let us know.

Mark McNitt
m 832-567-4357
Bernstein Realty, Inc.
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Voices Member, , Los Angeles, TX
Mon Aug 27, 2012
Hatimus81, I totally agree with the information already provided. Two other considerations are: landscaping at any home should drain away from the home in the back and toward the street in the front. Also since you are here, you know what the drought did to yards and streets. Great progress is being made in repairs and hopefully a good many neighborhoods will be okay before any rainy season. Check to see trees are not in bad condition so bad weather won't cause an insurance claim!

'Concord' and the other 'colonies' are nice neighborhoods with good transportation to various work areas---

If we can be of assistance---glad to help.

Brenda Peavy, Broker
PV Properties
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Carolyn Wolfe, Agent, Houston, TX
Mon Aug 27, 2012
it is always best to have your insurance agent check for elevation and flood plain information.
Always have your Realtor get you the Seller's disclosure for the property you are interested in.

If I was purchasing a home close to Langham Creek which runs to the west of the Concord Bridge,
I would make sure I had flood insurance just in case even if it wasnt in the flood plain.

Finally, neighbors love to talk about their neighborhood, so if you are out looking on a Saturday afternoon while everyone is out doing yardwork and walking their dogs, they will tell you better than anyone the downlow on the neighborhood....

Just about any neighborhood can have drainage issues when there are sudden heavy downpours, esp during hurricanes. Some are just worse than others and you and your Realtor need to do your homework!
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