A Collapsing Wall Lets Stormwater Through

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Norwalk, Conn., Nov. 10, 2012 -- This home's foundation was built with a break-away wall ocean-side several years ago after the home was storm damaged. In Hurricane Sandy, it collapsed - allowing the water to flow under the house, which was not damaged.  FEMA mitigation specialists distribute information on up-to-date construction techniques to ensure a safer rebuilding of a home.  Literature can also be requested through FEMA's website.   Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA
Norwalk, Conn., Nov. 10, 2012 -- This home's foundation was built with a break-away wall ocean-side several years ago after the home was storm damaged. In Hurricane Sandy, it collapsed - allowing the water to flow under the house, which was not damaged. FEMA mitigation specialists distribute information on up-to-date construction techniques to ensure a safer rebuilding of a home. Literature can also be requested through FEMA's website. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA - Location: Norwalk, CT
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