The Sara Mini Mart and gas station on Davenport's flooded River Drive will remain open through the weekend, it's determined manager said Friday as the Mississippi continued to rise.

"We are trying to hold up here," Sandip Kandel said. "I'm checking the water level every 15 minutes."

At 22 feet, flood water will creep up to the store's entrance and the parking lot and gas pump area will be under water, Kandel said. The river isn't expected to crest much higher than 20 feet by Sunday.

But Kandel is used to living in the Midwest and, especially in the Quad-Cities, forecasts can change several times a day, he said.

"I think we'll be fine," he said.

River Drive is closed through downtown Davenport. Second Street west of Marquette Street is closed. Drivers can access Sara Mini Mart by way of 2nd Street.

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