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Riverdale residents credit disaster resilience project for ending basement flooding

CDBG-disaster resilience project ribbon-cutting in Riverdale/Image courtesy of the office of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle


Like many of south suburban Riverdale’s 13,500 residents, Vera Woods has dealt with basement flooding for a long time.

She’s been through two sump pumps in nine years and had to have a furnace replaced, she said Wednesday. Neighbors have lost washing machines, dryers, hot water heaters and other appliances to water damage.

Heavy rains on Oct. 14 tested whether a flood-control project this summer would make a difference. Woods said she was impressed with the results…Please click here for Ted Slowik’s column in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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