A man I came across in a cafe today told me solemnly that in the USA and Australia, all new houses are built on stilts so that they cannot be flooded. I feel this information may not be 100% accurate. None the less I nodded, said 'Really?' and agreed that We Should Be Doing That. I quite like the idea of Houses on Stilts.
Now I probably need to pry my dogs out of the house again. I feel a very short damp walk coming on.