Floods are powerful,but knowledge is too.
LET'S MAP A PATH FORWARD
Tell us how you live or work in Harris County:
I own my home
I rent a home or apartment
I own a business
Tell us about where you live or work:
In a city or suburb
In a rural area
In a coastal area
Change my choices
It can flood anywhere in Harris County, and it can happen fast. Learn about flooding in Harris County
Riverine flooding is caused by rainfall runoff totals exceeding the carry-capacity of our bayous and creeks, flooding adjacent lands.
Community flooding can occur when rainfall intensity surpasses the ability of the local drainage infrastructure.
Properties in cities, suburbs, and rural areas can be susceptible to two types of flooding -- Riverine and Community flooding.
Coastal flooding is typically the result of extreme tidal conditions caused by severe weather.
Coastal flooding occurs in areas on or near the coast of a sea, ocean, or other large body of open water.
MAAPnext is working to update our flood data to make sure we provide accurate and timely information to our communities.
Flooding can happen at any time. While reducing flood risk is possible, eliminating risk altogether is not. Having flood insurance is a smart move.
Everyone lives in a flood zone
You don't need to live near water to be flooded
Floods are caused by storms, hurricanes, and water backup due to inadequate or overloaded drainage systems, dam or levee failure, etc.
The overarching goal for MAAPnext is to provide you with the flood risk information you need to make important life decisions in Harris County.
© 2020 Harris County Flood Control District. All rights reserved.