Federal Emergency Management Agency

Historic home in Freeport, N.Y. is elevated to reduce risks from future flooding.

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Freeport, N.Y., May 20, 2013 --After the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy flooded their house with 5 feet of water, the homeowners made the decision to elevate their house above the new flood level of 12 feet determined by New York State and FEMA. Spaces are cut in the foundation where the lifting beams will be placed under the permanent girders. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA
Freeport, N.Y., May 20, 2013 --After the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy flooded their house with 5 feet of water, the homeowners made the decision to elevate their house above the new flood level of 12 feet determined by New York State and FEMA. Spaces are cut in the foundation where the lifting beams will be placed under the permanent girders. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA - Location: Freeport, NY