Mississippi River

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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.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

This week, people can give their input on how to rehabilitate a stretch of the Mississippi River. 


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People in Illinois won't get any help from FEMA to recover from this year's record-breaking floods. Unless the federal agency changes its mind after an appeal from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

Michelle O'Neill reports.


National Weather Service

After falling three quarters of a foot since Sunday, the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities is expected to hold at half a foot above flood stage into next week.

The Channel Cat Water Taxi is all done for the season. Because of cold weather, Metro Link decided to cancel the final weekend. 

National Weather Service

Thanks to more rain in recent weeks, river levels around the Quad Cities are still above flood stage and not likely to fall much through next week.

River Levels Rising

Oct 2, 2019
National Weather Service

The predicted crest for the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities has been raised since Tuesday, but only by several tenths of a foot. The National Weather Service now says the river should rise from Wednesday's level of one foot below flood stage, and reach 2.3 feet over flood stage by Saturday. 

Herb Trix / WVIK News

Local governments in Illinois can now apply for federal funds to help pay for this year's flood fight. President Donald Trump has granted Governor J. B. Pritzker's request for a federal disaster declaration. It includes 27 counties in Illinois, including the Quad Cities area. So far, federal assistance for individuals is not included. 

On Midwest Week, how the long spring flood affected the Quad Cities River Bandits and a look back at their mostly successful season.

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