PITTSBURGH - City leaders are hoping more money, experience, and preparation will help workers deal with landslides in 2019.
In a one-on-one interview with Channel 11, Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure Director Karina Ricks said the city is better prepared to deal with potential issues.
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2018 was the wettest year on record, leading to dozens of landslides and millions of dollars in damage.
In response, the city’s landslide remediation budget nearly tripled to $6.8 million for 2019.
- Mayor's 2019 budget calls for $6.8M to fix, prevent landslides
- 10 months after landslide, residents still waiting for action from city
- Landslides will continue being issue in Western Pa. in 2019, officials say
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