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https://www.weather.gov/dvn/weatherstory / National Weather Service of the Quad Cities

March was a little bit warmer and wetter than usual, and that's what we can expect for the next three months, too. 

https://www.weather.gov/media/dvn/Hydro/2020/SpringFloodInfo2Pager_Mar12.pdf / National Weather Service of the Quad Cities

Some of the snow that could cause spring flooding on the Mississippi River has melted. That's according to the final Spring Flood Outlook from the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities

https://www.weather.gov/media/dvn/Hydro/2020/QuadCities_2020SpringFloodOutlook-20200227.pdf / National Weather Service of the Quad Cities

The risk of major flooding on the Mississippi River remains high. That's according to the second Spring Flood Outlook from the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities. (Watch the webinar below for details.)

https://tinyurl.com/wz8jwo9 / Scott County, Iowa

Anyone who wants to get ready for spring flooding can learn how on Saturday. The Scott County Emergency Management Agency, Davenport, and Buffalo will host "Leap into Flood Preparation" at Modern Woodmen Park. The resource fair is for property owners and others affected by flooding in the Quad Cities and surrounding areas.

Quad Cities National Weather Service

For the second year in a row, the risk of major flooding on the Mississippi River is high. Today, the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities released its first Spring Flood Outlook.

Michelle O'Neill reports the agency held a press conference at its office in Davenport following last year's record flood. 


National Weather Service

A flood-prone neighborhood in Bettendorf will soon lose some more of its residents. Last week, the city received a federal grant that will allow it to buy out up to 22 homes near Duck Creek.

Herb Trix / WVIK News

Even though Disaster Loan Outreach Centers have closed, Illinois residents affected by flooding may still apply for low interest loans.

Last month, the Small Business Administration issued a disaster declaration for Rock Island, Stephenson, Jersey, and Alexander counties (with eligibility applying to those four counties and 13 adjacent counties). The agency operated four outreach centers through late last week.

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Most local governments in the Quad Cities are waiting for checks from FEMA to help pay for flood expenses.

Because Davenport's application is more complicated, employees continue to work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to document and apply for Public Assistance.

Michelle O'Neill reports presidential disaster declarations for Illinois and Iowa insure cities and counties will get at least some help paying the bills.

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

Workers from a federal agency will be on hand through early next month to help people impacted by flooding. Starting tomorrow, the US Small Business Administration will open four Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in Illinois. 

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