From a reader:
Friends of ours living on Palmer Island * just got the bad news from FEMA.
Raise your first floor 7 feet higher than it is now
Fill your basement with cement, and move all the utility room mechanicals to at least the height of your first floor….or else…
Your annual flood insurance will go from 1200 bucks/year, up to $20,000.00
Estimated cost to raise their home, fill the basement, move the mechanicals and build a mechanical room, north of 250k.
*Ole’s Creek, on the lower, Old Greenwich side, I’m glad to note – Ed