The RainReady program, developed by Cook County and the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), aims to address Flooding issues in communities like Cicero, Illinois. The program uses community input and nature-based solutions to Prevent Flooding, such as planting flora and improving soil water retention. The RainReady Calumet Corridor project, funded with $6 million from Cook County, will be implemented in six Illinois communities. The program aims to target flood prevention efforts based on demographic and flood data and engage community voices in creating flood prevention plans. The program hopes to address the disproportionate impact of flooding on low-income and minority communities.
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