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After Monday's flash flooding, many Davenport residents say they feel not enough is being done to get the water out of their neighborhood. Davenport city leaders, including Mayor Bill Gluba, are getting directly involved.

On Tuesday evening, the Garden Addition neighborhood near Black Hawk Creek looked like a creek itself. Neighbors are still dealing with the storm aftermath, and some say they're surprised the water is still there.

"I didn't expect to come home and see this much water, no," resident Dean Harris said. "They should be able to keep up with it from the time it starts coming up the street on Floral Lane."

Harris says the city is partly to blame because pumps were set up, but some of them weren't working.

"The city has to maintain things, you know, they can't just worry about the businesses," he said. "We're taxpayers, too."

Mayor Bill Gluba toured the Garden Addition Tuesday evening. He says the city needs to do more.

"The Garden Addition down here, in this neighborhood, has not been treated that well as it should be, in my judgement," Mayor Gluba said. "It's very inconvenient and unfortunate for the neighbors in the area, who have to put up with this."

Now, city leaders are making sure the area gets cleared, by sending out even more crews and pumps.

"I'm going to check out a few other spots, but this is the worst, and I know Alderman Dunn and I have been pushing to get the pumps done hopefully quicker than normal, get it cleaned up so that people get back and forth without flooding their cars out," Mayor Gluba said.

Another neighbor, Sean Buffington says, considering the creek-like conditions, it could have been worse.

"Pretty crazy," he said. "That's for sure. Woke up at two o'clock this morning, and everything was flooded. I'd say they were pretty fast about it."

Mayor Gluba says crews will be working overnight, and he hopes the area will be cleared by tomorrow.

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