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Saving homes from urban flooding


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As the director of Center for Neighborhood Technology’s Water Program, Harriet Festing works with people affected by urban flooding, which affects at least one in six people in Cook County, according to CNT’s study “The Cost and Prevalence of Urban Flooding.”

While flooding affects all income groups, it has a bigger impact on lower-income families than others. In fact, “67 percent of the 27 ZIP codes with the highest concentrations of damage have below average household income for Cook County,” the study points out…Please click here to read Rosalie Chan’s story in the Chicago Reporter.

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