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Episode 8: What if we just… made our houses float?

Talking with the Louisianans thinking differently about rising water.

With flood risk increasing and flood insurance rates likely following suit, it seems like there’s got to be a better way to tackle the challenge. 

For example: could we make our homes float when the water comes?

This week we talk to an architect who has devoted her professional life to that question, and we visit a Louisiana community where some people have decided that it makes more sense to temporarily float a house than to elevate it on stilts. 

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