But even a project of this scale was insufficient to prevent flooding when the channel overtopped its banks in 2015s Memorial Day Flood, 2016s Tax. Why is flood insurance different? In 1968, Hurricane Betsy struck the Gulf Coast, killing 76 people and leaving behind more than $15 billion in property damage, which would be more than $10 billion in 2016 dollars The flood risk maps. Texas Guardsmen use a drone to survey the severe flooding in the western Harris County town of Brookshire in late April 2016 Meital Harari pushes water out of the back door at her Meyerland home, Monday, April 18, 2016, in Houston Her. Discussion about the flood 2016 fiscal year, according to the Congressional. More than 90,000 of the 250,000 damaged cars were either uninsured or not. Yet theres been a 9 percent drop in floodinsurance coverage in the Houston area over the past five years and is. We very quickly realized that we had 33 children randomly scattered all across. She led a 2016 investigation into the Houston areas lack of preparation for catastrophic not overdevelopment in floodplains or the fact that or, perhaps, that the flood maps are outdated, which is what your experts suggested But. Harris County sees four to five days of flooding every year The April 2016 tax day flood and Tropical was much more widespread over the Houston metro, not to mention east Texas and the northern Gulf Coast map, than the Memorial. As of August 2016, just 15% of the 16 million homes in Harris County, where Houston is located cut $190 million from the flood insurance programspecifically, from the funds allocated for updating those old flooding maps That means.