Cast Study: Elevate Homes on the Beach

Title

Cast Study: Elevate Homes on the Beach

Series Title

Building a Resilient Coast: Maine Confronts Climate Change

Identifier

MEU-V-10-002

Files

Link to Video

Creation Date

2010

Duration

00:04:26

Geographic Focus

Wells, Maine

Topics

Construction in flood zones

Keywords

Hazard Resilience, Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, Coastal Erosion

Summary

Property owners should work with local Code Enforcement Officers to determine if property is in a coastal flood zone and whether or not houses must be elevated in order to be brought up to code. Prior to building a new home, property owners should consult Federal Emergency Management Agency coastal construction recommendations.

Comments

Maine and Oregon Sea Grant documentary video, Building a Resilient Coast, re-aired on Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

View additional videos in this series:

Building A Resilient Coast: Introduction

Case Study: Move Back and Change Property Slope

Case Study: Multi-hazard Mitigation

Cast Study: Elevate Homes on the Beach

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