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These houses used to flood. Now they float.

The amphibious homes help flood-threatened communities stay on the surface.
By Teodosia Dobriyanova  on 
These houses used to flood. Now they float.
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, New Orleans needed a plan to resettle residents safely and ensure a disaster of that scale never happened again.

In 2006, Dr. Elizabeth English founded the Buoyant Foundation Project, which retrofits already existing structures into flotation devices. The project has already been successfully implemented in flood-threatened areas in the U.S., Nicaragua, Bangladesh, and Vietnam.


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