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How Cincinnati Is Preparing For Extreme Weather

Construction crews stabilizing the hillside in Mt. Adams.
Construction crews stabilizing the hillside in Mt. Adams.

Citywide flash flooding tore through neighborhoods in the spring of 2017, causing sewage backups and flooded basements. In Mt. Adams the hillside broke away. In the spring of 2018, the Ohio River crested to levels we haven't seen since 1997. Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld has pointed out how frequently we've been experiencing these 100-year rain events.

Cincinnati city leaders say extreme weather is a drain on city resources and that's why they've formed an Extreme Weather Task Force to help neighbors prepare when the next big storm hits.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the Extreme Weather Task Force from the City of Cincinnati are Office of Environment & Sustainability Director Larry Falkin; Cincinnati Fire Department Assistant Chief Anson Turley; Stormwater Management Engineer Eric Saylor; and Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati Interim Director Diana Christy.

Tune in toCincinnati EditionNov. 5 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment. 

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