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Flood Update from the City of Davenport

Press release from the City of Davenport The city is coordinating with the American Red Cross and Salvation Army to assist any residents affected by the breach in the River Drive flood protection. Approximately 25 people were assisted in evacuation of the area and in area of Second Street west of Brown Street. No one needed medical attention. The Red Cross has opened a shelter at Lincoln School, 318 East 7th Street, Davenport. No one has utilized the shelter as of early Tuesday evening. Salvation Army is accepting donations of bottled water, non-perishable food/snacks, new pillows and bed sheets, towels and wash clothes, and toiletries. Donations can be dropped off at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Businesses located within the flood zone can request sandbags by calling Public Works at (563) 326-7923 or submitting an online request to https://yourgov.cartegraph.com/ . The Mississippi River is forecasted to rise another 5 inches on Wednesday. Downtown residents and workers can park for free in the Harrison Street ramp because the Redstone ramp is affected by flood water. Residents and visitors are encouraged to avoid areas closed for emergency operations and city crews. Please obey all road closures and detour signs. The HESCO barrier that extends on River Drive from Bechtel to Perry Street breached at about 3:30 p.m. at Pershing. Water immediately filled the area up to Third Street and affected buildings from River Drive to Second Street. Public Works, Fire, Police and Emergency Management staff were at the scene and worked to assist individuals in exiting the affected area. The breach has also made Government Bridge inaccessible from East Second Street. Traffic from the Government Bridge should exit via the Moline side, Second Street is not accessible. Scott County Emergency Management Agency will be sending out a release regarding a media briefing Wednesday morning at 10:00 am.

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