Even in flood-prone Houston, 11 inches of rain catches many unprepared

by MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE | Los Angeles Times  |  published on May 27, 2015

The Tuckers thought they were prepared.

The couple knew they lived in a flood-prone area: the Meyerland neighborhood, near Brays Bayou. That’s why, when they built their two-story brick home 27 years ago, they elevated it 3 feet, higher than the 100-year flood plain, and invested in a generator they placed even higher in the backyard.

It didn’t flood during tropical storms or even Hurricane Ike in 2008.

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