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Midlothian adopts RainReady Plan to reduce flood risk


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As cities across the nation are looking for ways to adapt to climate change, the Village of Midlothian on Wednesday (1/27/16) became the first municipality to adopt a RainReady℠ Plan, a comprehensive blueprint for reducing flood risk.

“The village is committing to a long-term strategy that not only seeks to tackle flooding, but also revitalize the economy,” said Molly Oshun, RainReady Community Manager. “Flooding is nothing new to Midlothian – the village has dealt with it since the 1920s. But in recent decades, residents have been hit with more frequent and severe floods, often putting entire blocks under water.”

In 2014, the community group Floodlothian Midlothian sought help managing Natalie Creek, a small tributary to the Cal Sag Channel with a terrible history of flooding the surrounding neighborhood. Floodlothian Midlothian found the Center for Neighborhood Technology’s RainReady Community program, and we began working together to resolve the crisis…Please click here to read Manny Gonzales’ full press release on CNT’s web site.

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