227 Faust Lane and Hurricane Harvey
Houston, TX 77024
77024, Houston TX
August 17, 2017
$125 Billion in Damage
Hurricane Harvey Devastated Memorial Bend
The home at 227 Faust was hit especially hard by Hurricane Harvey in September of 2017. The Category 4 hurricane slammed into the coast leaving $125 billion in damage across the state of Texas. Boasting gusts of up to 130 miles per hour at the time of
227 Faust was hit by Hurricane Harvey, which broke records for the United States amount of rainfall from a single storm.
Hurricane Harvey flooded 227 Faust Lane, as it did thousands of other properties as it poured down 51 inches of rain over much of the Texas Gulf Coast.
Memorial Bend neighborhood sustained a lot of flooding from the 27 trillion gallons of water Hurricane Harvey brought to shore, destroying properties like the Faust house.
The flooding at 227 Faust Lane in Houston, Texas was amplified by the opening of the Barker-Addicks reservoir which would put the Memorial Bend neighborhood under water for days.
The house at 227 Faust and much of the Memorial Bend neighborhood are still recovering from damages sustained during Hurricane Harvey.
Memorial Bend after Hurricane Harvey
The City of Houston needed to release the water from the Barker-Addicks reservoir. The intention was to sacrifice a few homes to save many which would have otherwise been flooded as well. It was a tough call, and forewarning was given two days in advance. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had projected that due to the size and magnitude of Hurricane Harvey that the Barker-Addicks reservoir would fill beyond its capacity. There was no choice but to control release the reservoir into neighborhoods like that of 227 Faust Lane in Houston.
Days Under Water
227 Faust Lane
Built in 1963, the home at 227 Faust Lane was one of the oldest in Memorial Bend neighborhood.
Loss of Architecture
Many of the homes lost in the Memorial Bend neighborhood during Hurricane Harvey held mid-century architectural significance.
Rebuilding 227 Faust
Years after Hurricane Harvey, many homes around Faust Lane are still trying to rebuild and recover from the damage the flooding caused.
Faust Lane Neighbors
When the water finally subsided, neighbors came together to help where they could, however, most homes near 227 Faust were deemed a total loss and condemned.
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Address: 227 Faust Ln., Houston, TX 77024
Neighborhood: Memorial Bend
A large estate in the heart of Houston's Westside with shopping and dining close by you can live, work, and play without commuting into downtown.
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