Flood and storm recovery – what to do and where to get help

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Storm cleanup underway in Clinton, Iowa 6-30-14 (WQAD Photo by Shane Simmons)

Several communities have help available to residents working to recover from damaging storms that struck the last few days of June 2014.

The Red Cross closed its temporary shelter at Glenview Middle School in East Moline on Wednesday, July 2.  If you would like to help their disaster relief efforts, you can donate by calling 1-800 RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation that will be added to your mobile phone bill.

For more information on flood safety and clean up, visit  www.redcross.org/prepare​.

Bettendorf, Iowa:  Regular trash collection customers may put tree limbs, branches and other yard waste from recent storms out for pickup from July 1 to July 11.  Limbs and branches cannot be longer than five feet but do not need to be tied or bundled.  Other storm debris may be put in paper yard waste bags for which a yard waste sticker is required.  Set debris out in orderly piles at your regular trash collection point.  If you have questions about storm debris or sandbags, call public works at (563) 344-4088.

Clinton, Iowa:  City crews will collect fallen tree limbs and branches.  You must place tree debris at the curb in front of your residence.  Limbs and branches should not exceed five feet in length and no bundling is required.  Pickup through July 3 and will resume the week of July 7 if needed.  Questions?  Call Public Works at 563-242-0261.

Davenport, Iowa:  Residents in areas affected by river stages of 13 ft to 22 ft may contact Public Works at (563) 326-7923 to make a request for sand and sandbags.  Get the latest update from the city of Davenport, click here.

East Moline: Watertown residents were evacuated for flash flooding June 30, 2014.  The Red Cross was distributing flood clean-up kits until 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 and again from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 3 at the East Moline Fire Station at 1523 Morton Drive.  Take a driver’s license or photo ID to verify you live in a flood-affected area.  The Red Cross opened a shelter at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 1 at Glenview Middle School, 3100 7th Street, and the shelter was closed at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 2.

East Moline/Watertown:  The city will hold an informational meeting for Watertown area residents Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Zion Church, 1501 6th Avenue.

Henderson County:  The American Red Cross will offer assistance to anyone displaced or who needs help from Mississippi River flooding beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014 at West Central High School in Biggsville, Illinois.  If you have questions, call the Red Cross at (309) 781-5570.

Moline, Illinois:  City crews will pick up debris from the recent storm beginning July 7 through July18, 2014, at no charge to residential and business properties. To place your collection on the Public Works schedule, please call the Public Works Storm Debris Hot Line at (309)524-2407 after placing your debris curbside. When leaving your message, please indicate if you have yard or bulk household debris.  All trees and branches must be placed behind the curb and/or off the edge of pavement in front of the residence in pieces that are no longer than 7 foot in length.  Storm damaged bulk items, such as large furniture and materials should be placed curbside for pickup. Get more info online – click here.

Muscatine, Iowa:  Compost site is open for storm debris drop off from July 1 to July 6, 2014.  For hours and more information, click here.

Rapids City, Illinois:  Residents can get sandbags at Rapids City Garage, 730 17th Street.

Rock Island, Illinois:  Residents who need storm debris or storm-damaged bulky items picked up can schedule that service with Rock Island Public Works by calling (309) 732-2200.  Residents are allowed one free special pickup each calendar year, but they will waive the usual $25 fee for additional special pickup service for storm-related items.

Tipton, Iowa:  Place storm debris at the curb, no larger than 8 inches in diameter for pickup as soon as possible.  Bolunteers can report to the Tipton Fire Station at the corner of Lynn and Third Street.  Get more information at www.tiptoniowa.org.

Get more photos and coverage of the June 30 storms – click here.