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Emergency Management Agency (EMA)

Emergency Management Agency (EMA)

Emergency management is a coordinated effort, involving local, state, and federal government agencies as well as volunteer organizations and businesses.

Within an integrated emergency management framework, these entities assist citizens and their communities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and eliminate or reduce the effects of natural, man-made, civil, and technological emergencies or disasters.

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Street flooding with sandbags

May 16, 2019

From:  Public Information Officer, 563-484-3036

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RE:  Flood Clean Up Volunteers Needed

The Scott County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is requesting additional volunteers to assist with flood cleanup efforts being scheduled in Scott County.  As river levels continue to recede, cleanup efforts are increasing.  Please see the following cleanup opportunities:

City of Davenport Cleanup

Volunteer opportunities for cleanup efforts in Davenport are being listed on the City’s website; interested volunteers can sign up for opportunities here: 

            City of Davenport...

May 8, 2019 
 
From:  Public Information Officer, 563-484-3058

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Mississippi River Flooding – Flood Donation Center 
 
The Salvation Army will open a Flood Donation Center on Friday, May 10, 2019.  The Flood Donation Center will be a location for individuals to donate items, and to receive items.  The Flood Donation Center will serve residents of Scott and Rock Island Counties.  The location is at the former Office Max building near North Park Mall, 320 West Kimberly Road in Davenport. 
 
Those impacted by the flood, or wanting to donate needed items, can visit the location between 10:00 AM and 6:00...

People commonly ask about the risk of tetanus during floods.  Flooding is NOT shown to increase the risk for tetanus disease.  However, people are at risk for tetanus infection IF they are injured and have wounds that are contaminated by the environment.  Any time you receive a wound, ask your healthcare provider if you need a tetanus-containing vaccine to protect you from disease.

Floods serve as a good reminder to check your immunization record!  Learn more: 

flood waters with barrier wall

May 24, 2019

From:  Public Information Officer, 563-484-3050

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RE:  Recent and Potential Rain Continues to Push Mississippi River Higher

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities is reporting that the continued rainfall, saturated ground conditions, and the potential for several rounds of thunderstorms over the weekend will lead to rising river levels.  The Mississippi River is continuing to rise and potentially increase to a level between 20.5 feet 23 feet at the Rock Island location as soon as May 31st (see second link below).  As a result of this information:
 

  • Residents and businesses
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News & Notices

May 8, 2019 From: Public Information Officer, 563-484-3058 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mississippi River Flooding – Flood Donation Center The Salvation Army will open a Flood Donation Center on Friday, May 10, 2019. The Flood Donation Center will be a location for individuals to donate items, and to...
Posted: May 8, 2019
Find updated flood resource information on this page. New FEMA and SBA Disaster Assistance information added May 16, 2019.
Posted: May 8, 2019
People commonly ask about the risk of tetanus during floods. Flooding is NOT shown to increase the risk for tetanus disease. However, people are at risk for tetanus infection IF they are injured and have wounds that are contaminated by the environment. Any time you receive a wound, ask your...
Posted: May 6, 2019