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. Debris under the house must be cleared away before the contractor can install helical piles that will support the structure. 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. Debris under the house must be cleared away before the contractor can install helical piles that will support the structure. K.C.Wilsey/FEMA - Location: Freeport, NY