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2014-04-20 02:52:17 PM  
This has nothing to do with global warming of course. People have been raising houses like that forever
 
2014-04-20 03:21:53 PM  
When your trusty rancher is about to become a second-floor rancher - wrenched off its foundation and cranked up 5 1/2 feet like a boat resting on the shoulders of a lifeguard - measures have to be taken.
"I have two artificial hips," said Helen Josephine "Jo" Capelli-Brehm, 74, of 527 Lafayette Blvd. in Brigantine's Sandy-deluged North End. "Tom has one artificial hip and one artificial knee."
"Left hip," says Tom Brehm, 71, her husband of five years. "Right knee. Neither of us can climb stairs. Even walking up a slope is difficult for us. That's why we bought this single-floor house in the firs- oh, my God. We've made a terrible mistake."
 
2014-04-20 03:33:02 PM  

edmo: This has nothing to do with global warming of course. People have been raising houses like that forever


100% this.  Before global warming people didn't have to worry about floods.
 
2014-04-20 03:38:05 PM  

edmo: This has nothing to do with global warming of course. People have been raising houses like that forever


Actually, what we used to do was just sledge them back away from the ocean when the waters got too close.  but when your 20 by 50 ocean-front lot is worth a million dollars, that's not an option.

New Jersey actually talked about doing this after a round of storms in the 1980s, but they only started taking modern building codes for barrier islands seriously after Sandy.
 
2014-04-20 04:21:54 PM  
"I'm going down to the basement"

"Watch that first step."
 
2014-04-20 04:36:49 PM  
First, Galveston built the seawall. About 17 feet above mean sea level (in 1904)

Then working 1/4 square mile at a time, they enclosed each section where people were living with a dike. All structures were raised and dredged sand was filled in underneath the structures. Streetcar tracks, water pipes and fireplugs, all raised.
Over 2,000 structures were raised up and sand was filled in underneath between 1904-1911.
People had to walk on elevated sidewalks between some buildings.
About 500 city blocks were raised, from a few inches to up to 11 feet.
 
2014-04-20 04:58:49 PM  
"Hello to my minions!" he called out wryly.

Ba-na-na?
 
2014-04-20 05:33:35 PM  
House by house, Brigantine is getting higher

door to door weed sales?
 
2014-04-20 06:25:15 PM  
I thought it was a given that living next to an ocean necessitated a house several feet off the ground if you didn't want to keep rebuilding it.
 
2014-04-20 07:06:50 PM  
Or if they're smart, they sell out and move to somewhere that doesn't have $15k+ a year property taxes.

Some of the newer Ocean City houses are already "lifted" they said screw guidelines and put a business on the 1st floor and then 2 or 3 floors of "residential" above that.

/the whole county's pretty much a sandbar, so what isn't swamp now will be eventually.
 
2014-04-20 07:34:08 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: edmo: This has nothing to do with global warming of course. People have been raising houses like that forever

100% this.  Before global warming people didn't have to worry about floods.


The town I grew up in (in NE Iowa) had a whole neighborhood of elevated houses along  the Cedar River.  Pretty sure they were built before this round of climate change was a hot topic.
 
2014-04-20 10:39:06 PM  
Louisiana has an entire industry for house raising and leveling due to bad soil and low elevation. Been that way for a while.
 
2014-04-21 08:05:58 AM  
Yours

/what a rude ouija board
 
2014-04-21 08:56:46 AM  
Pic of "little rancher"

ts3.mm.bing.net
 
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