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These folks have the right idea on how to rebuild for the next storm.

@JulieSqveakaroo

I don’t think so, they’re just wood beams. I sure thought they were palettes too for a moment though!

@anthracite @JulieSqveakaroo

probably closer to railroad ties.

A similar technique was employed here after sandy as the middle part of rebuilding a house. the wood stacks get replaced with a mix of concrete and cinder block around the outside, and I think some metal or concrete pillars. (I've never seen the inside of one of these after the cinder blocks go up)

@RexfordGTugwell

This is in the middle of Mid-City. I think the flood came to about nine feet around here. These guys should be fine if they don’t store anything down there... make a pretty nice garden I guess.

@anthracite

...Is that just wood though? That looks kinda flimsy. :/

@Angle

Yeah, but see the other replies to that toot for some discussion of what they’ll probably be replaced with.