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Hurricane Harvey

All these areas in Houston are low lying areas prone to flooding. Why are none of the houses built on stilts. That would be logical or not?
In Australia we build houses on stilts in the North. Not necessarily because of flooding but also for ventilation.
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All these areas in Houston are low lying areas prone to flooding. Why are none of the houses built on stilts. That would be logical or not?
In Australia we build houses on stilts in the North. Not necessarily because of flooding but also for ventilation.
Not ideal for the wind though - US houses are basically a wooden frame with lightweight insulation in between, they get blown away even without being on stilts...

They also get tornados - bit of a conundrum, whether to lift the house up or dig down for a storm cellar.
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- Because Houston does not have Australian climate.
- Because Houston does not have Australian wildlife/Animal life
- Because building on stilts brings it own problems and costs.
- Because building regulations and city planning are made to withstand disasters happening every so many years, and not for this storm which is more rare.
- Because the previous point is something nobody cared about when the city was build at first.

Problems can be:

- What if a floating car or tree washes away a couple of poles?
- What if a stormwind catches up under the house?
- What a waste of space to keep such open spot under the house.

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Wrong. The climate in the north of Australia is hot and humid-similar to Houston.
In Summer they have monsoon climate.Alot of rain.

In the big cities there are no alligators or crocodiles.



People use the under part for storage or partly seal it off.


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- Because Houston does not have Australian climate.
- Because Houston does not have Australian wildlife/Animal life
- Because building on stilts brings it own problems and costs.
- Because building regulations and city planning are made to withstand disasters happening every so many years, and not for this storm which is more rare.
- Because the previous point is something nobody cared about when the city was build at first.

Problems can be:

- What if a floating car or tree washes away a couple of poles?
- What if a stormwind catches up under the house?
- What a waste of space to keep such open spot under the house.

Is this answer enough
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If you know everything better, then please don't bother us with your questions.
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All these areas in Houston are low lying areas prone to flooding. Why are none of the houses built on stilts. That would be logical or not?
In Australia we build houses on stilts in the North. Not necessarily because of flooding but also for ventilation.
I bet that house can't withstand an earthquake of magnitude seven.
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It was a reasonable question which has many many possible answers; just because some of yours were possibly incorrect doesn't invalidate the question or the discussion.
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Hardly think they have such earthquakes in Houston. And I dont know everything better. It was a reasonable question?
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Hardly think they have such earthquakes in Houston. And I dont know everything better. It was a reasonable question?
It was a dumb-ass question, like most of the stuff you post.
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