Blog: Floodwater spills into Downtown Davenport amid levee breach [archived]

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Watch: Meteorologist Eric Sorensen on the scene right after the levee was breached.

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Downtown Davenport was flooded after a HESCO barrier along River Drive failed at Pershing Avenue.  Water was sent rushing into 2nd Street.

Emergency crews were on scene and bridge travel was impacted.  About 25 people were evacuated near 2nd Street west of Brown Street.

There were no reported injuries.

Click here to see how you can help flood victims. 

Businesses impacted by flooding can request sandbags from Public Works. Call 563-326-7923.  Requests can also be submitted here

Meteorologist Eric Sorensen says the flooding will continue to increase, as the crest is set for Wednesday, May 1.

 

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