Federal law takes homes to new heights

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Working together in the months following Hurricane Katrina, a group of southern representatives pushed through an administrative rule that allowed for the levees around New Orleans to be strengthened to such a point that raising the level of individual homes became unnecessary, and the Biggert-Waters requirements were waived. So far, however, no such waiver has been sought for the communities devastated by Sandy.

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