Perennial herbs that are not hardy in your region can be overwintered indoors, then brought back outdoors in the spring. For example, in USDA Zones 7 and colder, bring rosemary and lavender plants indoors in late fall. Maintain them in a cool, bright spot over the winter, and move them outdoors again in the spring. In USDA Zones 8 and warmer, rosemary and lavender can be left outdoors year-round.
Dry flood proofing prevents floodwaters from entering the building.
This can be achieved by installing new brick veneer over asphalt coating or by applying polyethylene film over existing walls.
Construct non-supporting, break-a-way walls designed to collapse under the force of water without causing damage to the house or its foundation.