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Flood Preparations Underway in Davenport

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Davenport Public Works says it will have 24/7 crews out this weekend checking for flooding.

There's no significant flooding yet, but crews with Davenport Public Works have been working throughout the week to make preparations for any potential flooding.

As of Friday morning, "Road Closed" signs were staged along South Concord Street in Davenport, which is always one of the first areas in the city to flood. Crews will block the road with the signs once the street is covered with water.

Throughout the week, the city's flooding plan has been changing based on the river level projections.

Earlier this week the Mississippi River water level was projected to reach 17 feet on Sunday.  At that time, crews were going to have to do some work to combat flooding at Modern Woodmen Park.

But as of Thursday night, the city said it believed the river will rise just below initial flood stage late Monday night into Tuesday. That means water will cover many sections of South Concord Street and water could come up through the ground at LeClaire Park.

Davenport is offering sandbags to people who live in the affected area.

You can monitor river levels on our website at this link. http://bit.ly/17M9q62

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