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Davenport Garden Addition Preps For Flood


Flood preps are underway in the Garden Addition of Davenport. Crews continue to raise the berm to 26 feet.

The area off of West River Drive on South Concord is prone to flooding from Blackhawk Creek. The city has pumps in place in the neighborhood to help with the problem. But even with all that, people are worried about their homes.

Kathleen Hernandez can see crews working on the berm from her front yard. She said they have been there for about a week, spreading clay on top of the berm to make it higher. Also shielding the neighborhood from Blackhawk Creek is a dyke.

"If that dyke doesn't hold we're out, said Hernandez, "We lose everything except for what we've taken out of our home." Hernandez said the dyke has had problems before, but flood waters have never made it to her home. She said, however, she has a bad feeling about this one.

"We're taking everything out of the basement, which we have it finished with a bar. We're taking that all out and we're taking everything out of the garage," said Hernandez.

And just down the street, closer to the dyke, a local restaurant is likely to be in the flood's path.

"If the water gets that high. If the water gets in, the loss," said worker Yvette Munoz, "We have flood insurance but not enough to cover damages inside."

And even with the fears, many here said they will stick it out as long as they can.

On Saturday, Davenport will hold another informational meeting for residents of the Garden Addition.

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