This past weekend my wife and I went to the beautiful city of New Orleans just to get away for a little. While visiting various restaurants and doing a little retail therapy of sorts. We were riding around and I came across one of the most genius things that I have seen. We all know that New Orleans endured horrendous weather with Hurricane Katrina. I still have pictures etched in my mind of so many homes being lost and people dying because of the flood in the area.

For us in Lake Charles we dealt with something while not as traumatic physically. Mentally it was truly something that I would never wish on anyone in the future. When I saw this house. It made me ask why officials and contractors haven't thought about this for areas that are low lying locations. I don't know what it would be like for insurance purposes, but it seems like this would be a great idea. This could possibly save more homes and it could also save lives as well. What if the homes were built up and away from the street. This could help lower cost on insurance and deductibles. It could also help more people to afford insurance and even more not have to worry about replacing things that they cherish and love.

While we are in the midst of Hurricane season now and less than a month away from the anniversary of Hurricane Laura. This home could be the future for many here in the city. This could help many in the state as Louisiana is surrounded by water and at the end of the day. I am sure that if you tell a person that this home could potentially withstand water damage and keep you and your family safe. I believe that many would jump at the opportunity to build their homes the exact same way. Whose ever idea it was to build the home, and the drive way elevated were truly thinking out the box for years to come.


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