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Significant Houston Area Floods


YearDate Description
1837APRLashing Flood in Houston, Texas (2)
1837OCTHurricane caused Buffalo Bayou to cause a 4' Flood on Main Street in Houston(2)
1839FEBFive months after opening the Milam Street Bridge over Buffalo Bayou was severely damage by a storm and flood.(1)
1841FEBTwo day storm caused flooding that washed out two bridges on Buffalo Bayou. Building and Homes were destroyed along Buffalo and White Oak Bayou.(1)
1843OCTDowntown Houston streets turned into raging rivers. All bridges leading into the city were underwater.Flooding occurs on Buffalo, White Oak, and Brays Bayou.(1)
1845----First Flood of Consequence was in 1845.(6)
1853----Buffalo Bayou over flows its banks and causes the first major flood in the city.(7)
1854----Significant Flood. Flood Discharge on Buffalo Bayou. Major flood on Greens and Halls Bayou. (4) (6)(14)
1875SEP 18-19A hurricane made landfall at Indianola. White Oak and Buffalo Bayou were 30 to 40 feet above normal. All bridges over Buffalo Bayou were swept away except one. Major flood on Greens and Halls Bayou. (1)(14)
1879FEBFlood stage 34.3 feet on Buffalo Bayou.
1879AUGDevastating flood on Buffalo Bayou. Downtown Houston had 2 to 6 inches of rain in a few hours. Major Storm hits the White Oak and Buffalo Bayou areas, flooding downtown Houston. Major flood on Greens and Halls Bayou. (1)(12)
1887AUG 29Buffalo Bayou became a raging torrent and swept houses and bridges away. A family of 9 drowned before they could excape. 11 deaths (10)
1899JUN 29Stalled tropical moisture. Rained for the previous 36 hours straight in Houston, Texas. (4)
1900SEP 9Major hurricane makes landfall in Galveston. Harris County experiences widespread flooding. (1)
1902JUN 26-2814.22" at Nacogdoches, Texas and 8 inches of rain in southwest Houston.(4)(3)
1902JUL 20-3016.90" at Temple, Texas and 8" North Houston, Texas.(4)
1903JUL 1-512.45" of rain at Beeville, TX - 6 to 7 inches of rain in South Houston.(4)
1907MAY 28-3112.71" Sugar Land, Tx causing flooding in southeastern Texas. 'Greens and Halls Bayou out of their banks (4)(3)
1913OCT 1-414.79" of in Boerne, TX - 7.5 inches in south Houston. October 1 7.17" of rain fell in 32 hours at the Houston City Office (11)
1913DECBrazos River flood spread to Harris County, Buffalo, White Oak, Brays and Greens Bayou were all out of their banks. Downtown Houston was flooded. San Jacinto River ouf of its banks in Conroe 25.2'.(1)(6)
1914MAY 26-3011.92"in Beaumont, Texas - 8 inches in north Houston. (4)
1915AUG 18-20Hurricane landfall in Galveston (Category 4) - 20 inches of rain over Houston causing widespread heavy flooding(1)(4)
1919JUN 15Brays Bayou at Main Street 1.6 Miles upstream from Harris Gully. Flood was the maximum since at least 1911. 8.39" of rain fell at the Houston City office. Brays Bayou gage height 56 feet. White Oak Bayou out of its banks. (16)(1) (11) (6)
1919SEP 14-17Hurricane landfall near Corpus Christi in South Texas (Category 4)- 7 inches of rain over Houston. Brays Bayou one of the hardest hit. Small boats were the only transportation near Rice off of Brays Bayou. (1)(4)
1922MAYSan Jacinto River at Conroe out of its banks 24.2'. (6) (4)
1924MAY 29-30Conroe 13.85". Heavy rainfall in north Houston. (4)(6)
1929APRStorm moved in from the Gulf causing rain for 14 hours. Much of the county had 10 inches or more. All bayous were over their banks. 9.5" of rain along the Brays Bayou. (1)
1929MAY 12-1811.37" Houston City Office had 8.07" on the 15th.
1929MAY 24-31Flooding May 31. Houston Central Water Plant was flooded. San Jacinto River was reported to be 30 feet above normal. May 31 White Oak Bayou is out of its banks. May 30 Spring Creek Near Spring highest flood since at least 1879 according to local residents. Gage Height was 48.9' Cypress Creeek near Humble, Texas the gage height was 32.7'. (6)(1)
1930MAY 12Stationary Storm over Harris County for 3 days causing 12.5 inches of rain over the area. 2.6" of rain on May 12 in 21 hours (11)(5)(1)
1932FEBFlooding in Pearland, Tx. Clear Creek gage was at 17.8'. (1)(6).
1932AUG 14Hurricane made landfall in Freeport and caused widespread flooding on all of the bayous. Downtown Houston was flooded.(1)
1933JUL 22-27E Houston had 12" of rain due to a Tropical Storm which made landfall near Freeport and moved slowly across eastern Texas. Flooding reported along all of Harris County bayous. (1)
1935DEC 6-920.6" in 35 hours over Westfield, TX. Houston reported 5.52" of rain. Satsuma in northwest Harris County had 16.49" of rain. Bayous were 52 feet above normal. The city's pumping station was unable to supply water for a few days and the city had no protection against fire. Buffalo Bayou at Houston 54.4 feet with 40,000 cfs. Buffalo Bayou at Addicks 85.6'. 2/3 of rural Harris County was flooded. Halls Bayou was over its banks. Spring and Cypress Creeks were out of their banks. (1)(4)(3)(6)
1936MAY 22-2912" of rain over west Houston. May 24 3.96" of rain fell in 7 hours at the Houston City Office (11)(4)
1936DEC 10Brays out of its banks. December 9 1.68" of rain fell in 3.4 hours at the Houston City Office (11)(6)
1938MAY 7White Oak Bayou out of its banks. May 6 5.91" of rain fell in 1.9 hours at the Houston City Office (11)(5)
1938MAY 16One day storm centered over Buffalo Bayou. Katy, Texas Almost all the rain fell in 12 hour period. (4)
1938MAY 19Buffalo Bayou out of its banks 3.5' above flood stage. (5)(6)
1939JUL 13-15Buffalo and White Oak Bayou peak flows. July 11 8.27" of rain fell in 27 hours at the Houston City Office. JUL 14 Flooding in Alvin, Texas. Chocalate Bayou gage height 19.9'.(1) (11)(5)(6)
1940JUN 18Buffalo Bayou out of its banks. 3.02" of rain fell in 1.7 hours at the Houston City Office. (11)(5)
1940NOV 24-25Hempstead had 16" in 24 hours; Conroe. 5 days of rain over northeast Houston. 4.70" of rain fell in 18 hours at the Houston City Office. Heavy rains lasted for 5 days in northeast Harris County. Nov 25 San Jacinto at Conroe the gage height was 25.85'. Nov 25 Spring Creek at I45 flooded (14) (1) (11)
1941APR 24I45 flooded at Spring Creek. (14)
1941JUN 11Buffalo and White Oak Bayou out of its banks. 3.29" of rain fell in 1.3hours at the Houston City Office. Buffalo Bayou is 4.83' above flood stage. (11)(5)(6)
1941SEP 17-24Hurricane makes landfall near Freeport and moves inland over Houston. Flooding through out the City. 4 killed. (1)
1941NOV 1White Oak Bayou out of its banks. October 30 4.59" of rain fell in 20 hours at the Houston City Office (11)(6)
1942JUL 6-7Buffalo and White Oak Bayou out of its banks. 3.32" of rain fell in 7.5 hours at the Houston City Office. Buffalo Bayou 4.75' above flood stage. Many bayous and creeks overflowed their banks. (11)(5)(6)
1943JUL 28-AUG 1Hurricane makes landfall near Galveston and flooded parts of Houston. July 27 7.26" of rain fell in 27 hours at the Houston City Office. (11)(1)(5)(3)
1943OCTHurriane makes landfall near Freeport. 11,000 homes are flooded in Harris County.(1)
1943NOV 2Buffalo and White Oak Bayou out of its banks. Nov 1 10.83" of rain fell in 7 hours at the Houston City Office. Buffalo Bayou 3.95' above flood stage. (11)(5)(6)(16)
1944MAR 19White Oak Bayou out of its banks. May 21 5.38" of rain fell in 4 hours at the Houston City Office.(11)(6)
1945AUG 27-30Slow moving Tropical disturbance [Hurricane made landfall near Port Aransas] produced heavy rains on the Texas Coast. Hockley in Harris County had 19.6" from 7 am Aug 26 to 1PM Aug 29 Anahuac had 15.87" in 24 hours, Hobby had 15.65" in 24 hours- Storm made landfall near Port Aransas. Buffalo Bayou out of its banks. Aug 27 9.28" of rain fell in 15 hours at the Houston City Office. Buffalo Bayou at Addicks gage height 81.23' flowing 11,200 cfs. Aug 30 Buffalo Bayou at Houston flowing 10,900 cfs. Major flooeing on all bayous and streams. Hurricane landfall near Port Aransas. (1)(11)(3)(5)(6)
1946MAY 20-21Buffalo Bayou out of its banks. May 19 4.48" of rain fell in 1.2 hours. 3.75' above flood stage. Buffalo Bayou at Addicks gage height 79.61'. Buffalo Bayou at Waugh out of its banks. (16)(1)(11)(5)(6)
1946NOV 7Buffalo Bayou out of its banks. 4.57' above flood stage. (5)
1949OCT 8Thunderstorm caused flooding over Brays and Greens Bayou. 10" of rain fell in 24 hours. Over 100 homes were flooded. October 7 7.64" of rain fell in 12 hours at the Houston City Office. Flooding in Alvin, Tx Oct 8. Oct 8 Chocalate Bayou gage height 18.8'. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point out of its banks. (16)(11)(1)(6)
1950FEBThunderstorms ahead of a cold front caused rainfall over Greens Bayou. Baytown Flooded.(1)
1953MAY 18Buffalo and White Oak Bayou out of its banks. 2.58" of rain in 3 hours. Buffalo Bayou was 3 feet above flood stage. Halls Bayou had a maximum flood. (1)(11)(5)(6)(14)
1954JUL 30-AUG 2Buffalo and White Oak Bayou out of its banks. July 29 5.59" of rain fell in 23 hours. Buffalo Bayou was 1.28' feet above flood stage. Greens Bayou gage 64.75' on Jul 30. Halls Bayou gage height 60.65' on Jul 30. (1)(11)(5)(6)(16)
1955MAYThunderstorm over north Harris County caused 10 inches of rain in less than 24 hours flooding homes.(1)
1957MAR 17-18White Oak Bayou out of its banks. Flooding in Pearland, TX. Clear Creek flooded. (1)(5)
1957JUN 27-28Hurricane Audrey made landfall close t the Texas/Louisiana border. Flooding reported throughout Harris County.(1)
1957OCT 15-182" of rain in 2 hours. Buffalo and White Oak and Greens Bayou out of its banks. 3.00" of rain fell in 1.7 hours at the Houston City Office on Oct 15. (11)(1)(5)
1959APR 10-12Buffalo and White Oak Bayou out of its banks.(6)(5)
1959OCTThunderstorms caused flooding of 100 homes along the Brays Bayou and Kegans Bayou. 7" of rain was reported.
1960JUN 24-28Tropical Low 5-15" of rain. Cypress and Spring Creeks and San Jacinto River and Sims Bayou were out of their banks. White Oak out of its banks. Jun 24 7.29" of rain fell in 29 hours at the Houston City Office. June 25 14.25" in 42 hours. Jun 26 6.96" of rain fell in 6 hours at the Houston City Office. Brays Bayou gage height 49.72' on June 26. Sims Bayou gage height 29.76'. 11.88" of rain on Spring Creek (14)(11)(1)
1960OCTWhite Oak Bayou out of its banks.
1961FEB 17Greens and Halls Bayous out of their banks. White Oak Bayou out of its banks. (16)
1961Jun 19-21White Oak Bayou out of its banks. Jun 18 4.75" of rain fell in 2 hours at the Houston City Office. Buffalo Bayou at Addicks out of its banks. (16)(11)(6)
1961SEP 11-12Hurricane Carla caused heavy flooding in southern Harris County. Rainfall amounts of 8 to 10 inches.Greens and Halls Bayous out of their banks. Buffalo Bayou at Waugh out of its banks. (14)(1)
1961SEP 21Greens Bayou at 59 was 4.75' above flood stage.
1961NOV 13Greens and Halls Bayou out of their banks. (16)
1962NOV 27Greens and Halls Bayou out of their banks. (16)
1964MAR 7Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point out of its banks.
1964MAY 31 - JUN 1Thunderstorms caused 5" of rain in 4 hours causing 235 homes to flood along the Greens and Hall Bayous. (1)
1966APR 14Thunderstorms caused 5" of rain over Greens Bayou and Cypress Creek. Several homes were flooded. 3.52" of rain in 7 hours at the Houston City Office. (11)(1)(14)
1968MAY 13Thunderstorms caused flooding over the Vince and Sims Bayous. 6 inches of rain fell in 24 hours. 2.74" of rain fell in 1.6 hours at the Houston City Office. (11)(1)
1968JUN 15-25Ten days of rain
1968JUL 3Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point out of its banks. (16)
1969FEB 19-22Thunderstorms ahead of a cold front flooded 200 homes and businesses in south and southeast Harris County. 1.89" of rain fell in 28 hours at the Houston City Office. Greens and Halls Bayou out of their banks. (14)(16)(11)(1)
1970OCT9.09" of rain fell in 24 hours causing flooding. (14)
1971OCT 12Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point was 1.56' above Flood Stage.(18)
1972MAR 20-217.47" rain IAH, 7.01" in 3 hours; Independent Heights 7.65" Halls Bayou 9.5" Thunderstorms ahead of a cold front. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point out of its banks. (14)(18)(1)
1973JUN 12-13Harris County had 10-15" of rain; 10 drowned in Alvin, 16.01; Coldspring 16.71". Sims and Greens Bayous wer out of their banks. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point 4.98' out its banks. (18) (1)
1975JUN 9-10Extensive flooding in Harris County. Deer Park 15.65"; Hobby 7.15"; Westbury 10.34". Thunderstorms over southern Harris County. 550 homes - 50 apartments and 4 businesses were flooded. There was 9 inches of rain in 7 hours. Sims Bayou out of its banks. (17)(1)
1976JUN 15Texas Medical Center Flood 10.47"; 8 drowned; Westbury 10.12". Hunting Bayou at Loop 610. 10.2" of rain in 6 hours. 13" of rain impacted the Brays Bayou. (1)(3)
1978NOVStrong thunderstorm caused flooding along the Brays Bayou. (1)(3)
1979JAN 19Cypress Creek at Katy Hockley out of its banks. (17)
1979APR 1816" of rain over Harris County. Flooding wide spread over many Harris County Bayous and streams. Conroe 12-14" of rain, 3 deaths. (1)(3)
1979JUL 24-25Tropical Storm Claudette - 43" of rain in Alvin in 24 hours. (1)
1979SEP 1Tropical Storm Elena, flooding downtown, 1 death
1979SEP 1913" of rain Brazioria County, 4 deaths. Three days of rain totals of 8 to 27".(3)
1980JAN 223" of rain in a short period caused flooding
1981MAY 310" of rain, 1 death. Hobby 9.48" of rain. (3)
1981MAY 21Cypress Creek at Katy Hockely out of its banks. (17)
1981JUN 5Tropical Depression, 12" of rain, 1 death
1981AUG 31Remnants of tropical depression, 2" to 10". Flooding along Brays Bayou. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point 7.20' above flood stage. (17) (1)
1981OCT 5Sims Bayou out of its banks. (17)
1983MAY 21Strong thunderstorms caused flooding along several Harris County creeks and bayous. Brays and White Oak and Cypress and Spring Creek were out of their banks. Montgomery County flooded. (1)
1983Aug 17-19Hurricane Alicia. Flooding along all the bayous. Extensive flooding reported along all area bayous and streams. Greens Bayou at 59 3.68' above flood stage. Sims Bayou at Telephone was out of its banks. (17) (1)
1983SEP 19-20Heavy rains 4 people killed. 9" of rain from thunderstorms south of downtown Houston. 1000 homes flooded along Brays Bayou. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point 5.6' above flood stage. (17)(1)
1984SEP 18-22Low pressure system caused flooding
1984OCT 25-269" of rain in one day in northern Harris County. More than 200 homes flooded. 10" of rain at IAH with 650 homes flooded in western Harris County and northern Fort Bend Counties. Cypress Creek and Greens and White Oak Bayous out of their banks. Greens Bayou at 59 was 5' above flood state. (17)(1)(3)
1985NOV 11Sims Bayou out of its banks. 5.5" of rain fell in southeast Houston. (17)(8)
1985NOV 24-2511" of rain SW Montgomery County.(8)
1986NOV 11Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point out of its banks. (18)
1987JUN 11-1210.4" of rain fell over eastern Harris County, 1 death.(8)
1987NOV 25Heavy rains, 4".
1989JAN 18Thunderstorm flooded streets and stores. (8)
1989MAY 16-1910.28" of rain at IAH. 15" of rain in Sring, Texas in 24 hours. 1400 homes flooded. 7-14" of rain over much of Harris County. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point 7.39' above flood stage. Greens Bayou at 59 was 5.04' above flood stage. (17)(1)(3)
1989JUN 25-JUL 7The remnants of TS Allison produced heavy rain. 1100 homes floodedd 6-12 inches of rain. Greens Bayou at 59 5.04' above flood stage. (1)(17)
1989AUG 1Sims Bayou out of its banks. (17)
1991JAN 10Liberty River overflowed
1991DEC 19-31Fort Bend County Homes Flooded.(3)
1992MAR 4-5White Oak Bayou flowed into I-10 causing flooding, 1 drowned. 1500 homes flooded. Much of I-10 was underwater. Buffalo Bayou out of its banks. Record floods on upper Brays Bayou. Over 300 homes flooded along Brays Bayou. White Oak Bayou 4.10' above flood stage. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point 11.23' above flood stage. (14)(1)(8)
1993MAR 1-2Halls Bayou near Jensen over its banks and bankfull conditions on Greens Bayou. One home flooded along Greens Bayoul; 2"-3" rain, 4"-5" in some scattered locations.(5)(9)
1993MAR 235"-7" across the northern portion of Houston. Flooding at underpass of Holman and Lousiana.(9)
1993JUN 20Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point 3.01' above flood stage. (18)
1993OCT6" of rain fell over southern Houston
1994FEB 20Heavy rain, 6.1" on the Waller/Ft. Bend County Line. 6" in Katy.(9)
1994AUG 15Flooded cars on West Sam Houston Tollway.
1994OCT 17-1829" of rain fell in 3 days over Harris County. October 18 Spring Creek gages was at 224'. aong Brays Bayou 100 homes flooded. 90 subdivisions were flooded with 3400 homes flooded. 19 deaths Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point 4.11' above flood stage. (17)
1995JUN 303"-6" of rain fell causing street flooding.(8)
1995OCT 18Buffalo Bayou was 3.85' above flood stage. (6)
1995NOV 2Street flooding in Clear Lake.(8)
1995DEC 17-18Widespread flooding on the 17th. Flooding on 290 on the 18th.(8)(9)
1996SEP 18Widespread street flooding in downtown Houston and Pasadena. Water made its way into homes and businesses in Pasadena.(8)(9)
1996SEP 27Street flooding NE Houston.(8)
1997JAN 27Widespread street flooding.(9)
1997MAR 12Training rains caused significant flooding in Houston. Many bayous over banks for much of the day. I-10 was closed due to high water. Buffalo Bayou was 2.14' above flood stage. (6)(8)(9)
1997APR 4Street flooding in Houston
1997APR 255"-7" of rain caused street, bayou and creek flooding.(8)
1997MAR 12Early morning flooding. Heavy rains stalled over Houston.
1997MAY 21 - 22Street flooding in west Houston 6"-8" of rain. Elderly man drowned as he drove into a flooded underpass. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point 4.69' above flood stage. (17)(8)
1997MAY 24Severe flooding in Houston; 50-75 homes flooded. Creeks and Bayous out of their banks.(8)
1997MAY 303"-5" of rain; 6 homes flooded in northern Harris County.(9)
1997NOV 28High water on feeder at I-45 and Nasa Road 1. (9)
1997DEC 20Street flooding in Humble and SW Houston.(9)
1998JAN 4Red Bluff in Pasadena flooded; also roads near Almeda Mall.(8)
1998JAN 6Street flooding in Bellaire.(9)
1998JAN 21Street flooding across Harris County; flooding in Pasadena.(9)
1998SEP 11Tropical Storm Frances 7"-12" of rain over Houston. Homes in Jersey Village were flooded. Buffalo Bayou was 13.33' above flood stage. Along White Oak Bayou 1300 homes were flooded. Buffalo Bayou at Miliam was 8.77' above flood stage. White Oak Bayou at Heights was over its banks. (14)(1)(8)
1998SEP 14High water on Desse Rd, and Main St. in Baytown. (9)
1998OCT 4Heavy rains stalled over Harris County and northern Galveston County. Feeder Roads flooded on I-45 in southern Harris County.(8)
1998OCT 17-19Pacific/Gulf moisture caused flooding in northern Harris County and Montgomery County. Spring and Cypress Creeks flooded. 1200 Homes were flooded in Harris County. 12 to 14 inches of rain. Spring Creek at Heger the gage height was 219.9'on October 19. Bear Creek at FM 529 out of its banks. Cypress Creek at Katy Hockley out of its banks. (18)(19)(1)(8)(9)
1998NOV 12-14Numerous roads closed due to flooding. Heavy rainfall over southeast Texas 5" to 7" inches of rain fell. 200 Homes flooded along Cypress and Spring Creek. Nov 14 Cypress Creek at Katy Hockley out of its banks. (14)(8)
1999MAR 19Heavy rains over west Houston. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point 2.76' above flood stage. (18)(8)
1999NOV 13Buffalo Bayou 1.93' above flood stage.(6)
2000MAY 19Major Flooding on Greens Road, Aldine Westfield; 1 foot of water in the approach control tower; 4 Feet of standing water on streets in Kingwood. Flooding in Bellaire, Alief. US 59, Loop 610 US 90 flooded. Beltway 8 and I-10 impassable. 6.5" of rain near Bellaire and Beltway 8.
2000SEP 13Foot of standing water in League City stalled cars - 7" of rainfall.(9)
2000OCT 22Flooding Liberty County.(8)
2001MAR 28Flooding on Interstate 10 between Washington and Loop 610. Flooding on Milam and Travis Street. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point 4.24' above flood stage. (17)(18)(8)(9)
2001JUN 6-9Tropical Storm Allison, widespread flooding, >35" of rain. White Oak Bayou was above flood stage and Buffalo Bayou was 3.05' above flood stage. More than 6000 homes were flooded along Brays Bayou. Greens Bayou at 59 was 6.81' above flood stage. Greens Bayou out of its banks. White Oak at Heights 9.5' above flood stage. (17)(14) (6)(1)(3)
2002AUG 15Tropical Moisture associated with upper level low dumped rainfall over Southeast Texas Coast. Galveston had 11.46" in 24 hours. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point ouf of its banks. (17)(8)
2002OCT 28-NOVStrong thunderstorms streamed across west and north Houston dumping 5 to 8 inches of rain in a short time. Flooded homes in Jersey Village and many roads. 9 straight days of rain over northeast Harris County. White Oak, Greens and Halls Bayou were out of their banks. 2000 homes are flooded. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point 4.4' above flood stage. (18)(1)(8)
2003AUG 31Flooding in Pasadena
2003NOV 16-18Flooding in Aldine. 24 tornadoes touched down during 15 hour period of severe weather in suotheastern Texas on November 17th. 300 homes were flooded in Harris county and hundreds of vechiles were flooded. 1 death of 17 year girl in Sharpstown. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point 7' above flood stage. Greens Bayou at Beltway 8 out of its banks. Greens Bayou at 59 3.61' above flood stage. (18)(8)
2004MAY 1Southbound feeder of I45 flooded at West Bank and Memorial Village and Pasadena.(9)
2004MAY 13Street Flooding in and around Kingwood.(9)
2004JUN 13Street Flooding in downtown Houston and the Medical Center area.(8)
2004NOV 17Buffalo Bayou was 6.09' above flood stage.
2004NOV 22-23Flooding between I45 northebound feeder and FM 1960. Clay road covered with a foot and a half of water. Water covered road at I10 feeder and Hwy 6. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point 1.35' above flood stage. (18)(9)
2005MAY 29Flooding in Aldine. (9)
2005JUL 14Flooding along I10 East, Downtown Houston and U of H area. 3.31" in 1 hour at Buffalo Bayou and Shephard. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point out of its banks. (17) (8)
2005DEC 14Strong thunderstorms streamed across west and north Houston causing 4 to 6 inches of rainfall causing street flooding. (8)
2006JUN 19Upper Level low remains over Houston causing flooding. 11" of rain fell south and east of Harris County. 3000 homes were flooded. (1)(8)
2006OCT 16Tropical low and upper level disturbance combined with a warm front which caused training rains that moved over Houston on Sunday and Monday. Several bayous were close to bankfull or over the banks causing street flooding. Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point 4.46' above flood stage. (18) (8)
2006OCT 26-27Storms ahead of an advancing cold front trained across the Tomball and southeast regions causing flooding.(10)
2007JUNSeveral days of rain. (8)



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(3) http://floodsafety.com/texas/USGdemo/
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(10)Department of Interior, Major Floods of 1936
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