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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. 


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.

National Weather Service

It was a wet fall in the Quad Cities. The National Weather Service recorded 13.3 inches of rain during September, October, and November. 

Herb Trix / WVIK News

As cities and counties figure out how much money they spent fighting this year's record-setting flood, the Corps of Engineers and two other groups are working on long term solutions.

Michelle O'Neill reports Mississippi River communities and five states are taking a different approach to managing the river and preventing flood damage.


Davenport Ponders a Wall It Has Long Rejected

Jul 29, 2019
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Hundreds of communities line the Mississippi River on its 2,348-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico, but Davenport, Iowa, stands out for the simple reason that people there can actually dip their toes in the river without scaling a flood wall, levee or other impediment.

https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4421 / FEMA

The Mississippi River may be back within its banks. But FEMA is reminding Iowa residents they only have one week to register for to get federal help with flood recovery.

https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=dvn&gage=rcki2 / National Weather Service Quad Cities

The Mississippi River in the Quad Cities dropped below major flood stage today, only for the second time this spring. 


https://twitter.com/MoCorrections/status/1134542599086325761 / Missouri Dept. of Corrections Tweet

During this year's record-breaking flood, the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative is promoting solutions to deal with the increased frequency and severity of floods, plus the damage they cause.

Michelle O'Neill reports one possibility is for Congress to create a revolving loan fund for identifying, restoring, and creating wetlands within the Mississippi River basin.


submitted / Salvation Army

Starting Monday, the Flood Donation and Distribution Center will no longer be open at the former Office Max store in Davenport. Instead, the donation center will move to the Salvation Army's locations in Davenport and Moline. (Other agencies such as FEMA and the SBA will not move.)

Oh No, Not Again !

May 24, 2019
National Weather Service

After several days of no change, the Mississippi River is starting to rise again, and should reach well into what's considered "major flooding" by early next week.

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