Houston Flood Prone Areas

Native Houston residents are all familiar with the high risk flood spots around town. If you are new to the city, here’s a map of areas to avoid during heavy rain events.

Flooded Houston Streets
Explore Houston’s flood-prone areas See which areas of the city could receive the most flooding this weekend as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall. Waterways=dark blue. 100-year floodplains=light blue. 500-year floodplains =greenish blue. Coastal floodplains=orange. City of Houston barricades=red symbols. Source: City of Houston data compiled by St. John Barned Smith and John D. Harden, Harris County Flood Control District and FEMA | Map created by data journalist Rachael Gleason/Houston Chronicle