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How Is Climate Change Affecting Chicago?

This week we took to Twitter to chat about this Heat of the Moment story about how climate change, flooding and inequality are coming to a head in Chicago. We talked preparedness and the what Chicagoans can expect in the future with Shannon Heffernan, the reporter behind the story and the Center for Neighborhood Technology. Catch up below and send any other questions you have to @shannon_h and @rainreadyplan. 

We started with some facts about urban flooding, and why it's hard for residents to find help with the issue.

Then we honed in on Chicago:

And what other climate issues we can expect in the Midwest going forward:

The Center for Neighborhoold Technology shared thoughts on what cities and governments should do to protect residents.

And had some tips for those curious about what those solutions look like in real life.

They also shared ways for individuals to prepare for increase flooding.

And we touched on some of the larger themes that play into the story of flooding on the South Side, like race.

And health.

And what's next for Chatham, where the city gets the most calls about urban flooding?

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