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WVIK News 2019 Flood Coverage Compilation

Benjamin Payne

Here's a rundown of the audio: 

  1. Two sound bites of people talking about the failure of a temporary levee in downtown Davenport
  2. City response to the failure
  3. More rain in the forecast
  4. Several mayors from the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative discuss the flood
  5. Coast Guard flood response
  6. High water delays work on the new, I-74 bridge
  7. Flood insurance
  8. Why Davenport's temporary levee failed
  9. How the flood affects trees
  10. River falls below major flood stage 
  11. Lock closures
  12. Flood expenses submitted to FEMA for reimbursement
  13. Illinois appeals FEMA denial of individual assistance
  14. More major flooding possible in 2020

You hear the voices of many people in the Quad Cities area along with Herb Trix, Michelle O'Neill, Benjamin Payne, and Zach Wilson. 

Officially, Michelle's title for 28 years was WVIK News Editor. She did everything there is to do in the newsroom and whatever was needed around the radio station. She also served as Acting News Director from September 2023 - January 2024.