ICF Home Stands up to Tornado - Pass Christian, Mississippi

October 4, 2005
Aerial photo shows the only surviving home in an area that was completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Foundations are all that remain of most of theneighboring homes.

Photographer: John Fleck/FEMA


Hurricane Katrina interrupted the construction of an insulating concrete form (ICF) home being built that was approximately 85% completed when the hurricane struck, destroying the neighborhood. Construction on the home has since resumed. FEMA has cited the house as having survived the hurricane because it was built using many FEMA standards.