Gaylor Baird would create plan to deal with severe weather events

Leirion Gaylor Baird, candidate for Lincoln mayor, said if she were elected she would create a plan to build the city’s resilience to the impacts of climate change, impacts already being experienced locally.

Lincoln and Nebraska are experiencing extreme weather events — temperature fluctuations and increased precipitation that lead to flooding, for example, Gaylor Baird said.

Historic flooding on the Platte River shut down one of the city’s wells Friday.