2019 Flood Resources

Road closed barricades flooded in water on River Drive.

Flood Resources from Scott County EMA

Mississippi River Projections from the National Weather Service

Flood Donations

The Salvation Army has transitioned the Flood Donation Center for individuals donating items and for individuals looking to receive items to Salvation Army locations.  The locations will serve residents of Scott and Rock Island Counties.  A valid Driver’s License or State Issued ID is needed to pick up items. 

  • Iowa:  The Salvation Army, Davenport Corps, 3400 W. Central Park Avenue, Davenport, IA 52804; 563-391-5325
  • Illinois:  The Salvation Army, Heritage Temple Corps, 2200 5th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265; 309-764-6996

*Hours of operation will be 9am-5pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Disaster Assistance - FEMA

Impacted Scott County residents may be eligible to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Disaster Assistance Program which proivdes assistance to those whose homes are damaged, unsafe, or inaccessbile because of the recent flooding prior to May 17. Application deadline is July 1, 2019.

  • If you have a homeowners, renters, or flood insurance policy, file your insurance claim immediately and before applying for disaster assistance.
  • If you cannot return to your home, or if you are unable to live your home because of disaster damage, visit https://www.disasterassistance.gov or call 800-621-3362 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., CDT daily until further notice. Multilingual operators are available.

FEMA registration is quick and easy. There are multiple ways to register:

To apply for assistance, you will need the following information available:

  • Social Security Number;
  • Daytime telephone number:
  • Current mailing address and damaged property address with zip code;
  • Insurance information, if available; and
  • Bank account type, account number and routing number.

Please see the links below for more information:

FEMA Disaster Assistance Registration 

FEMA Disaster Assistance After Registration

FEMA Disaster Recovery Center

Disaster Assistance - SBA

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Iowa Small Business Development Center has established a SBA Business Recovery Center in Davenport to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by severe storms and flooding that began March 12, 2019. SBA customer service representatives will meet with business owners to explain SBA disaster loans, answer questions about the loan program, explain the application process and help business owners complete loan applications. The deadline to apply is July 1, 2019 for property damage and December 23, 2019 for economic injury.

Business Recovery Center

Eastern Iowa Community College

101 West Third St.

Davenport, IA 52801

Mondays - Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fridays 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Please see the link below for more information:

SBA Business Recovery Center English

SBA Business Recovery Center Spanish

Disaster Assistance Services - Community Action of Eastern Iowa

Community Action of Eastern Iowa’s Disaster Assistance Services may be able to help if your household has been affected by the 2019 Mississippi Floods.  There are no income guidelines for case management services.  Financial recovery services up to $5,000 may be available to households at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.  More information can be found on the website:

Disaster Legal Assistance - Iowa Legal Aid

Iowa Legal Aid provides free legal services to low-income clients in Scott and Clinton Counties who have been affected by disasters, including the recent flooding.  The flyer provides examples of the types of legal issues the office can assist with. 

To apply for services, persons can walk-in during normal office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), can call 1-800-532-1275 during intake hours (Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 am and 1:30 to 3:30 pm except Thursday afternoons only for emergencies), and can apply online at iowalegalaid.org.  Please see the link below for more information:

Disaster Counseling Assistance

If you, family member, friend, or neighbor are feeling overwhelmed with dealing with the effects of the flood, free help is available. The Iowa Concern 24-hour line at 1-800-447-1985 is available for impacted individuals and the Iowa Concern staff can connect you with Project Recovery Iowa services or one of their stress counselors can talk with you at any time of the day. Common disaster reactions may include:

  • Feeling tense or nervous, angry or irritable.
  • Crying often or easily, feeling hopeless.
  • Feeling numb.
  • Sleep problems (such as nausea or cramps) and/or not feeling hungry.

It is common for people to experience a wide range of eotional reactions following a disaster. These are normal feelings that may last for many months after the flooding. Please see the link below for more information:

Iowa Concern 24-hour line

Flooding Cleanup Kits

Contact the American Red Cross or Salvation Army:

  • American Red Cross:  (309) 743-2166
  • Salvation Army:  kits are available at the Flood Donation Center or by calling Bill Horrell, Salvation Army Development Director at  (309) 566-0350

Potable Water Distribution

Residents who are currently impacted with the current flooding, and don’t have access to clean, potable water, are eligible to received donated bottled water.  See Flood Donation Center above.

Volunteer Opportunities

The following links allow individuals to volunteer for flood volunteer opportunities:

Request Volunteer Assistance:

  • Community Action of Eastern Iowa:  For an appointment, call 563-324-3236; CAEI will be connecting affiliated volunteer groups with residents’ and projects in need of volunteers.

Water Well information & caring for them after a flood

Guidance for safe drinking water

See attachment below.

Posted: 
May 8, 2019