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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of floodproof.
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At Petersburg, there is little question that the wisest approach to present and future flooding problems would be one that would seek to give reasonable protection to the development already on the flood plain but at the same time deter further construction unless it is floodproofed or houses activities that find a flood plain location so advantageous as to be well worth the risk.
The complexes, which federal housing inspectors estimated to be 100 percent damaged, would have to be floodproofed, and possibly elevated, before residents could move home, he said.