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Streets near Lincoln Elementary in Cicero were flooded on Sunday

Streets near Lincoln Elementary in Cicero were flooded on Sunday.

Mohammad Samra

Streets near Lincoln Elementary in Cicero were flooded on Sunday

Streets near Lincoln Elementary in Cicero were flooded on Sunday.

Mohammad Samra

How is climate change fueling flooding, and what’s being done to address it?

Residents on Chicago’s West Side are still dealing with flood damages after last week’s storm, with more rain expected this week.

Streets near Lincoln Elementary in Cicero were flooded on Sunday.

Mohammad Samra

   

Parts of western New England have gotten months worth of rain in just a few days, leading to massive flooding. In Chicago, residents saw more than the average rainfall for the entire month of July in one day.

Reset learns how climate change is affecting rainfall and hears what local nonprofits and elected officials are doing to combat climate change and reduce flooding.

GUESTS: Trent Ford, Illinois state climatologist

Kyra Woods, policy director for the Chicago’s environment and sustainability team

Margaret Frisbie, executive director of Friends of the Chicago River; member of the Greater Chicago Watershed Alliance

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