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Corp of engineers ready with sandbags and other flooding assistance

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District activated its Emergency Operations Center on Tuesday, May 28 in response to major flooding potential along the Mississippi River.

Also, the Corps opened its remote Emergency Operations Center near Quincy, Illinois on Thursday after flash flooding occurred.

Click here to see other preparations being taken in the Quad Cities.

The Corp is assisting communities with flood-fight supplies and has sent specially trained Flood Area Engineers for technical support for emergency managers.

The District has 4.5 million sandbags, 111 pumps and miles of sheeting ready for deployment. Already, 60,500 sandbags, 13 pumps, 203 rolls of sheeting and 4,950 feet of HESCO Bastion flood-fight barriers have been dispatched.

For more flood response information, visit the Rock Island District Flood website.