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5:07 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

To Avoid Flooding, Coastal Homeowners Lift Themselves Up

Originally published on Sun October 27, 2013 5:59 pm

Driving through the low-lying community of Lindenhurst, on New York's Long Island, you see house after house lifted up on pilings, 12 feet in the air. Superstorm Sandy put Lindenhurst under 8 feet of water, and many homeowners lost everything. For many, lifting a house has become the go-to solution.