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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Johnna Kelly, 630-407-6022

Monday, January 12, 2015

DuPage County to Host Public Meeting Jan. 14 to Discuss Flooding and Future Resiliency

DuPage County will hold a public information meeting regarding the creation of an East Branch DuPage River Watershed Resiliency Plan at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at the Lisle Village Hall, 925 Burlington Ave.

“Parts of the County are still recovering from the effects of the April 2013 flood,” said DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin. “While we assist in that process, we are also trying to find solutions to make communities more resilient for future floods, blizzards, droughts and other weather stressors.”

In order to better prepare local communities for future extreme weather events, DuPage County is currently creating a resiliency plan for the East Branch Watershed, which encompasses the central portion of DuPage County extending from Addison into Will County. To accomplish this, DuPage County is enlisting the support of local communities to provide information on flooding and quality of life in the area.

During the public meeting, residents and small business owners will have the opportunity to learn more about this planning process, as well as submit ideas and input that may be incorporated into the plan. In addition, an online survey is available.

“The input that we receive from constituents will help us to update our data on both how they were affected by the April 2013 flood and where they would like to see their communities 20 years from now,” added Chairman Cronin.

To access the survey, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DPCResilience. Responses are requested by Friday, Jan. 23.