The wave of illness crashes ashore in such a massive deluge that the bodies of homes cannot protect themselves. Million tiny pricks of nails and Protista, a flood like Sandy can have delayed symptoms.
Days later, the homeowners emerge with a bit more energy and with help.
Gotta expel this sickness.
Let us vomit up our interior walls and carpets and furniture,
And empty our innards onto the ground.
If we survive this, maybe we can live.
Houses can be more resilient than humans.