Flood wor­ries

Houston Chronicle - - WORLD - Wil­lie Ho­rak, Cy­press

I have lived in Cy­press for over 40 years. I have never flooded. The wa­ter came within 1 inch from flood­ing my house from Har­vey. When I first moved here, we never had flood prob­lems. The Nine Bar Ranch was in Cy­press. There were a lot of farms and ranches in the area. Plenty of area soaked up rain.

But TxDOT keeps pour­ing con­crete and mak­ing more free­way by­passes around here. When they build a free­way, sub­di­vi­sions and shop­ping cen­ters will fol­low.

Why were builders al­lowed to make hills and build sub­di­vi­sions next to Cy­press Creek? If this con­tin­ues I am sure I will flood in the next flood.

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