Officials in eastern Iowa are warning residents near the Mississippi River about a plethora of safety hazards as record flooding inundates one of the region's most populated areas.
A news release from the Scott County Emergency Management Agency said the move is necessary to prevent backups in surrounding cities. Until then, residents are encouraged to avoid possibly contaminated water.
The Mississippi River near Davenport rose to Businesses and residents had little warning before the water rushed into downtown streets and buildings. Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch praised local businesses and community groups for their assistance during the flooding. Thunderstorms Davenporf more rain Thursday morning, causing run-off to worsen the situation.Attractive Prof Wm Looking For Mature F S Into Kink D S Lifestyle
The extra rain is adding pressure to local infrastructure, including the sewer system, where more pumps are being installed, officials said Thursday. After a portion of Davenport's downtown floods, officials monitor infrastructure 'minute by minute'.
Dry weather is forecast for the Quad Cities area Friday and Saturday, but more showers are possible early next week, according to the NWS. Scott County Emergency Management Agency welcomes volunteers and supplies. Those wishing to volunteer should call If you are a business or resident requiring volunteer assistance, call Follow the Register on Facebook and Twitter for more looking for a little Davenport relief. Davenport's wastewater plant full, sewage must be pumped into rivers to prevent backups Tyler J Davis Des Moines Register.