By Building Stronger, One Family’s Home Withstood the Storm

By Building Stronger, One Family’s Home Withstood the Storm

NEW YORK, NY – January 04, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — When Thomas O’Grady decided to build a house on East Atlantic Beach, the neighborhood he grew up in, he wasn’t very happy learning that he couldn’t build his main floor because of new local building codes that would require him to elevate his home to the area base flood elevation (BFE).

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