Raise the house, lower the flood risk

Raise the house, lower the flood risk

There are 1 comment on the The Times story from Oct 23, 2013, titled Raise the house, lower the flood risk. In it, The Times reports that:

John Paynter's vacation home in Long Beach Island, N.J., now stands 13 feet higher than it did before Superstorm Sandy.

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Oct 23, 2013
They should have done this to all the houses in the sub sea level wards in New orleans. To do it properly fill the space under the pillars with a cone of soil dredge & then convert dredge to shrubbery to stabilise mix.

Flooding afterwards is merely inconvenient rather than requiring relocation out of city to a new address.

Can't be done on barrier bar coast as sand tends to disappear & house tends to launch as a houseboat shortly after.

Have a nice day: Ag

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