Houses on stilts could pro­tect against floods

The Daily Observer - - OPINION -

Con­sid­er­ing many will want to stay in flooded ar­eas, I’m think­ing of a so­lu­tion that peo­ple in the United States use. My brother, who had a sum­mer home in a fre­quently flooded area in Dal­las, as well as his neigh­bours, built these homes on stilts. They never had to worry about floods.

While in Louisiana, we vis­ited many ar­eas where Hur­ri­cane Ka­t­rina hit. Those folks, as well as busi­nesses, built their homes and busi­nesses on stilts for the same rea­son.

Rita Mohan Ot­tawa

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