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Davenport Flood Breach: How you can help

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- There are multiple ways people can help the flood victims of the Downtown Davenport breach.

The breach happened Tuesday afternoon, April 30 after HESCO barrier failed at River Drive and Pershing Avenue.  Flood waters rushed up onto downtown, sweeping up cars along 2nd Street and trapping people inside buildings in the area.

There were no reported injuries.

The Scott County Emergency Management Agency is looking for volunteers. Call 563-484-3086.  Skills will be matched with needed assistance.

The Salvation Army is accepting donations. Here's what they are looking for:

  • Water
  • Non-perishable food / packaged snacks
  • Gatorade / Powerade
  • New blankets
  • New pillows
  • Towels / Wash cloths
  • Comfort kit items: Shampoo, razor, toothpaste, toothbrush, bar soap, deodorant

Donations are being accepted between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.  Items can be dropped off at the Belgian Boulevard entrance, Building #6/7.

Full flooding coverage, here.

WQAD News 8 is working to find out other times and places you can drop off donations - refresh this page for updates

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