Bolivar After Ike

Twenty feet is the 100-year floodplain, but this still may be too low.  Homes built above 20 feet survived Hurricane Ike, while every home at 19 feet and below was washed away on Bolivar.  Timothy Reinhold, chief engineer for the Institute for Business & Home Safety, says homes built on the shoreline should be 26 feet, the 500-year floodplain.  He believes Texas should follow Florida’s lead and enact building codes that exceed international residential codes.

Alan and Lynn Bunn’s home after Ike and June of 2010

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