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. The contractor and structural engineer discuss with the homeowner, whether to lift the house and additional foot which would help lower the cost of their flood insurance. 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. The contractor and structural engineer discuss with the homeowner, whether to lift the house and additional foot which would help lower the cost of their flood insurance. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA - Location: Freeport, NY
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