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Home Raising in Flood Zones

A house in Toms River, N.J., in the process of being elevated to comply with new federal flood insurance regulations.

Home Raising in Flood Zones

The new rules are leaving some homeowners torn between the cost of

raising their homes, which can run from $30,000 to more than $100,000,

or simply rebuilding on the ground and hoping the next storm won't be as

damaging as was Superstorm Sandy nearly a year ago. Those in high-risk

flood zones who don't raise their homes will see their insurance costs