Flood-Proof Houses

There is an interesting article located here:
http://hurricane.lsu.edu/_in_the_news/042807_seattle_times.html
It discusses houses located in the Netherlands and Pointe Coupee
Parish in Louisiana that utilize a buoyant foundation made of
expanded polystyrene to raise the house in flood waters. The house
is connected to poles on either side, which keep the house anchored
to the site. Elizabeth English, who is with the Louisiana State
University Hurricane Center, stated that she has met resistance
from FEMA and local building departments, since the housing type is
currently not covered under the International Building Code.
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Flood-Proof Houses

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