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Floods

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2014

    Vote on Buffalo Bayou Takes Place Behind Closed Doors

    A handful of people clustered in the dim hallway outside room 100 in the building that houses the Harris County Flood Control District. The clock nosed to 2 p.m. and everyone allowed in the meeting -- the members of the Harris County Flood Control District Task Force, each of whom are allowed one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    How Much More Rain Should We Expect This Weekend?

    We're not out of the wet weather just yet. The threat of more flash flooding could creep up on us this weekend, according to weather forecasters. One to two inches could come down before next week. Houston has easily measured more than a half-foot of rain since Monday, and our rivers and bayous ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Turn-Around-Don't-Drown Weather We're Having Today

    Update: We've added a screencap of road closures from Houston Transtar on the next page. A flood warning was issued this morning for Harris County, an upgrade from a flash flood watch overnight. Houston has received around 2 to 4 inches of rain so far since getting hit by rainfall last night, with ... More >>

  • News

    January 9, 2014

    Fighting for Control: Can Buffalo Bayou Survive the Latest Plan to Save It?

    Plans to reroute Buffalo Bayou will rescue an unstable waterway. Or they will destroy one of the last natural stretches of riparian forest on the bayou. Consensus seems to have taken a hike.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Cover Story: Fighting for Control

    Buffalo Bayou has been a controversy that hits at the very heart of Houston for decades. It all started in the 1960s, when a group of concerned citizens, mostly wealthy and well-connected, learned that the Harris County Flood Control District planned to cement and channelize a vein of Buffalo Bayou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Wet, Wet Day For Houston; HISD Cancels After-School Activities

    Nothing says "Houston" like a wet, sloppy morning commute, or a day maneuvering your way around street flooding, but today could have been worse. The Houston school district has cancelled all after-school activities, however. "All after-school activities, including athletic events, are canceled to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Election Roundup: Will Helena Brown Hang Onto Her District A Seat?

    Race: Houston City Council District A Name of candidates: Helena Brown (incumbent); Brenda Stardig (who Brown unseated two years ago), real estate broker; Ron Hale, business owner; Mike Knox, business owner; Amy Peck, district director for Sen. Dan Patrick. Key issues in the race: Helena Brown, he ... More >>

  • News

    September 19, 2013

    Hurricane Ike: Then and Now

    Photographer Daniel Kramer returns to the scene of Houston's most recent tropical nightmare.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    UPDATE: Hurricane Ingrid in the Gulf Won't Threaten Texas, but May Bring Rain

    Update: Ingrid made landfall this morning. It appears she isn't much of a threat to Texas for rain, unfortunately, but we will have a good chance at tropical moisture by the end of the week from the Gulf. More on that tomorrow in my regular weekly weather update. The second hurricane of the year is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Hurricane Ike: Then and Now in Photos

    Five years ago today was the anniversary of Hurricane Ike. When it swept through Houston in 2008 - and was subsequently swept under the rug by national media thanks to a collapsing economy - it packed much more punch than anyone expected. A massive storm that, at one point, filled almost the entire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Frankie MacDonald, YouTube Weatherman from Canada, Warns of Severe Weather in HOUUUUUSTON, Texas Today (with Video)

    As I mentioned on Monday, the Houston area is in for some wet, potentially severe weather, today and Wednesday thanks to a cool front moving into the area and stirring up showers and thunderstorms ahead of it. The rain should persist all day today and into Wednesday afternoon, with the worst of it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Weekly Weather: Severe Weather Could Be in Our Near Future

    Cold and damp. That is classic Houston winter weather. And we've been living with it for the last couple of weeks. For this week, the trend will be a gradual warmup moving towards the weekend -- we could see highs in the mid and upper 70s by Saturday before another cold front moves through -- but be ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2012

    If the Addicks and Barker Dams Fail

    They've already been labeled "high risk." Experts say the resulting damage could be bigger than Katrina in New Orleans.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Cover Story: We're All Screwed In a Hurricane Katrina-Like Way If Addicks and Barker Dams Are Breached

    Last week's rains and floods might be child's play compared to what could be in store for Houston if Addicks and Barker dams were to crumble into dust. Located near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Beltway 8, the two flood-control mechanisms have been at an "extremely high risk of catastrophi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    UPDATED: Flash Flooding Will Be a Problem Through Early Afternoon

    UPDATE 8:30 a.m. - More than 14,000 residents are without power thanks to the storms rolling through. A line of storms is moving very slowly through the entire area and will continue to be a problem through lunch. Original Post:The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch yesterday that ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Five Reasons Another Tropical Storm Allison Won't Happen in Your Lifetime

    Now THAT is some serious flood water.​When Tropical Storm Allison hit in 2001 and dropped almost three feet of rain on central Houston, there were all sorts of terms like the "100-year storm" or the "500-year storm" thrown around. These kinds of weather events do more than just destroy propert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Inwood Forest Golf Course to Become Flood-Detention Pond, Greenspace

    Help for floods, from a defunct private golf course​A defunct golf course on the northwest side of town will be converted to greenspace that will double as a detention pond during floods, Mayor Annise Parker announced today. The Inwood Forest golf course, near Antoine and West Little York, ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    HISD Asks Annise Parker For a Break, Gets Clobbered by Prop 1 Fans (Updated With HISD Response)

    HISD says no to flood-fighting fees​Houston ISD trustees think they've already given enough tax money in support of flood control/drainage issues and want no part of the Renew Houston Proposition 1 measure that would allow the City to collect even more money through drainage fees. So they voted 8- ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 10, 2009

    The Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake

    This yearly flotilla lights up the Gulf Coast

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Are We Going To Flood Again? Probably Not (This Time)

    With the swine flu already on our minds, the last thing we want to worry about is more flooding this weekend from possible thunderstorm showers. We'd much rather spend the weekend out celebrating the Rockets' first playoff-round win in over a decade relaxing on the patio of some Mexican restaurant, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Enough With The Rain Already (Updated 11 am)

    Messy, messy morning, as you probably have realized.The west side of town got pummeled with up to a foot of rain; some homes have flooded.Commuting is a nightmare: Frontage roads are flooded, people are going the wrong way down streets to escape. We hear that getting in from Fort Bend on 90A is espe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2008

    Slideshow: Hurricane Ike Slams into Houston

    When the storm hit town in the early morn of Saturday, September 13, it flooded roads, snapped trees, prevented firefighters from saving a culinary landmark and shattered windows on a downtown skyscraper. Daniel Kramer got plenty of pics of the aftermath . - KP

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2008
  • News

    July 26, 2007

    River People

    Folks around Lake Livingston are what they are

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2006

    Adventures in Flood Insurance

    Thanks to FEMA's new flood maps, you can move from that neighborhood that flooded to a new neighborhood that, um, will probably flood. Leave it to the foresighted, hyperaware folks at FEMA to release their final flood plain maps of Harris County on such a perfectly overcast, drizzly day. In the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2006
  • News

    August 14, 2003
  • News

    October 24, 2002

    The Long Goodbye

    It sounds so simple: FEMA purchasing homes flooded by Tropical Storm Allison. Then come the bureaucratic blizzards and personal angst over giving up and getting out.

  • News

    December 20, 2001

    Out of Control

    The City of Houston requires developers in the floodplain to elevate and mitigate -- build houses on higher ground and dig detention ponds for runoff. Except, not always.

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    Not Worth A Dam

    Clear Creek is on the rise, and local flood-protection methods have been helpless against it. Soggy residents, tired of being perpetual victims, are ready for a fight.

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Letters

    Floating Off, Trash Talk, Tax Re-baiting

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Up a Creek

    Diverting streams into the Brazos and Posh Amenity lakes has been great for fancy Fort Bend developments. But it's killing Oyster Creek, the lifeblood for legendary Texas cattle ranchers.

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Fingered by the Flood

    Consumers complain about exploitation from Allison

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    A Perp Named Allison

    Despite severe dispatch woes, the chief says HPD weathered the storm well

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Wading for Godot

    Allison arrived in a flood of thoughts -- mattress rafts, murky thigh-deep water and the sudden flotsam of family life rushing out the back door

  • News

    June 28, 2001

    All That Glitters

    He was arrested, but he wasn't that Golden Richards

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    A Royal Pain in the Rain

    A judge finds that the Chron's all wet about insurance coverage

  • News

    December 25, 1997

    Changing the Channel

    For years, homeowners, developers, environmentalists and the federal government have wrangled over a flood-control plan for Clear Creek. Now a compromise is in view -- but the creek's future is murkier than ever.

  • Music

    December 25, 1997

    Last Man Standing

    Kim Wilson is the sole T-Bird on the band's best release in years. But is anyone listening?

  • News

    November 27, 1997
  • News

    April 11, 1996

    Murky Water

    State Senator Buster Brown wants to make Lake Jackson safe for development. Guess who's one of the developers.

  • News

    May 25, 1995
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