Is there a more recent/accurate flood map for Houston somewhere? Trulia has a FEMA flood map but I noticed it's missing some spots which I knew flooded...
The most recent flood map is available on the Harris County Flood Control website. I think the current map was adopted in 2007, but I could be off on that.
As far as I can tell the Harris County Flood Map performed perfectly. Other than the homes flooded by the dam releases, every flooded home I've looked at is in either a 100-year zone or a 500-year zone.
Just go on the FEMA website. It is easy to do.
Use this link:
@Ben M. the maps that I always use is this (hotlink here) these are the High risk and most of Houston was flooded and most of Houston should buy flood insurance even if their lender isn't requiring it.
@jason Vo his link works too.
again here is the link
I was an insurance agent for a while and I always checked harriscountyfemt.org before I sold a flood policy. You have to give it a second to load but its interactive, which is cool.
If you are working with a Realtor, they have access to the MLS and there is a way to see flood plains in the Map feature.
Yes, RE Agents will have their tool to identify whether or not a property is in the flood zone, but I would recommend consumers to do their diligent as well just in case. It’s always good to double check.
@Jason Vo I agree that you should do your own diligence but an agent can help. The best answer will always be from an insurance agency.