Official Flood Tally

OFFICIAL FLOOD TALLY Storms in late April resulted in the flooding of 2,300 homes — the second-highest area total since Tropical Storm Allison hit in 2001. “The figure includes about 1,350 residences in Houston, 800 in unincorporated Harris County and the rest in other towns and cities within the county, said Heather Saucier, a spokeswoman for the county flood control district. More than half of the flooded houses were not in a mapped flood plain, a reminder that every property owner in Houston and Harris County is at risk for flooding and should purchase flood insurance, Saucier said.” [Houston Chronicle; previously on Swamplot]