I have seen many installs like this on Matagorda Island here in SE Texas. This one actually looks pretty GOOD by comparison
. In periods of common thunderstorms and high winds, the salt spray blows horizontally all over the place.
In low flood-prone areas like this, the water will lap against the side of the structures and posts at ground level and easily reach equipment installed that high.
I guess the meter-reader could stand on the bumper of his truck to read the meter...
[This message has been edited by mamills (edited 10-10-2006).]