The RainReady initiative helps individuals, businesses, and communities find solutions to the problem of inland flooding.

Current Projects

RainReady℠ Oak Park
Rain gardens for Oak Park, Illinois yards. Learn More

RainReady℠ Wilmette
Rain gardens for Wilmette, Illinois. Learn More

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RainReady policies and practices help residents and entire communities plan for weather events associated with global climate change. Our strategies are a toolkit for becoming more resilient to too much rain in the most cost-effective ways possible.

Best of all, our policies and guides can be adapted to fit different needs. We know there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to becoming RainReady, and we help individuals and communities make plans that fit individual needs. Learn More

RainReady Services

RainReady offers programs designed to help people and communities manage flooding in a time of climate change. Learn More

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RainReady Factsheets

Our factsheets provide information to help you become RainReady. Print them out for use at meetings or to show friends and neighbors.

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My RainReady

Is your home ready for increased storm events in a time of climate change? My RainReady helps you discover what issues you may have, and how you can address them.

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Homeowner Guidance

Whether you’re suffering from two feet of water in your basement or a parched or soggy lawn, there are simple, well-tested solutions available to homeowners.

10 Actions Homeowners Should Consider

More topics: Your Yard | Your Building | Your Street | Your Building's Sewers | Get Insured | Buying and Selling | Extreme Weather | Promote Dedicated Funding

“The Center for Neighborhood Technology's RainReady initiative continues this trend of building a more resilient Illinois by curbing flooding while providing support for residents and business-owners.”

Pat Quinn
Former Governor of Illinois