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Increased flooding, hotter summers in Southland a consequence of climate change: federal report

Indian Boundary Prairies In Markham, IL


Increased flooding in the spring and much hotter summers are two of the impacts south suburban residents have seen and will continue to see, and Georgie Geraghty, deputy director of The Nature Conservancy Illinois, said one way that can directly impact residents is in the form of more flood insurance claims in coming years.

But, Geraghty said, some municipalities better manage stormwater than others. She said improved drainage systems are part of the solution for dealing with climate change, as mentioned in the report…Please click here to read Frank Vaisvilas’ story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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