House Elevation (2)

Many homes in New Orleans were completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina’s high winds and severe flooding. The Justine Plantation, shown here, sits undamaged because of the owners’ adherence to Mandeville’s building codes, requiring that a house sit above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE). Photo by Jeff Markham/FEMA.

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