From the "why yes, we do have bilge pumps in our basement" dept.:
With the rising seas and the increase in the number of storms accompanying climate change, flooding in coastal areas is going to become more frequent, washing away many homes with the storms that accompany it. Insurance rates will rise and cleanup costs will mount if we continue with business as usual under such circumstances.
However, a Dutch design firm says the logical answer is to move toward floating housing--structures that can rise and fall with flood waters, yet are moored securely to pilings in the earth below them. Flexible couplings would insure that gas, electricity and water would still work even as the homes rose with a flood. They ought to look seriously at this option down in New Orleans, coastal Florida and other such areas, IMHO.
Get the details here.