Using a Department of Energy grant, Davenport and Scott County have created a local energy preparedness plan. The plan, developed over two years, prepares for the impacts of short- and long-term disruptions of electricity, natural gas or petroleum resources.

The exercise resulted in an easy-to-use energy emergency preparedness guide for the community, Robbin Dunn, Public Works program coordinator, said.

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“Your Energy Lifeline” can be picked up at the Davenport Public Works Center, City Hall, Scott County Health Department and all libraries and municipal facilities in Scott County. County residents may call Davenport Public Works at 563-326-7923 to get a copy by mail. An online version is available at

The guide includes contributions from the city, county, health department, emergency disaster agencies, Red Cross and MidAmerican Energy about ways to stay informed, be prepared and measures for residents to protect themselves.