"One guy is building 12 feet in the air because he's freaked out. The next guy is building at eight feet because that's the new flood regs. The next guy is building at four feet because he's grandfathered in [to the pre-Katrina code requirements], and the next guy is building right on the beach because he knew somebody at city hall and was able to get away with it."
Except for the beach part, you could almost imagine this is about Louisiana.
But it's not: it's coastal Mississippi.
Read the full story from The Christian Science Monitor.