That’s what reader Doug Cram calls it, and it seems apt. He writes:
I thought this could be of interest to your readers… house at south end of Heustead, built new about 10 years ago, is now being raised above the level mandated by FEMA. according to the project manager at the site this morning, it will be two feet above the 13 ft level mandated by FEMA and the owners, who used to walk up two stairs from the parking area, will need to trudge up 17 steps to get to the new first level. by the way, i have no idea, nor have i been able to find a source for determining, what the 11 ft or 13 ft is measured from… mean low tide, mean high tide, mean high high tide, etc. the project manager indicated that Heustead pavement is about 3 ft. at the front of the house, so the owners’ first floor will be 12 feet above the road.