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City task force tackling unpredictable and changing weather

Flooding devastated several neighborhoods in Cincinnati last year. (FOX19 NOW) Flooding devastated several neighborhoods in Cincinnati last year. (FOX19 NOW)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Last year, Cincinnati experienced three 100-year rain events, weather so severe it has a one percent chance of occurring in a century. The city also saw dramatic land slippages on the city's East End neighborhood, prompting a multi-million wall project to protect homes from water. 

Spurred by a pattern of unpredictable and changing weather, Cincinnati assembled a task force aimed at reviewing the climate’s impact and how the city should respond.

City Manager Harry Black outlined the three-month project will review potential plans for infrastructure upgrades that would better equip the city to handle flooding and other weather-related problems.

The task force is made up of representatives from eight departments including the Office of Environment and Sustainability, Transportation and Law.

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