Corps activates emergency response: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has activated its Emergency Operations Center for flood-fighting operations on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers.
The Rock Island District is assisting cities and communities with flood-fighting supplies and technical support upon request, including deploying flood area engineers to provide technical assistance to local emergency managers and equipment and supplies such as Hesco barriers, sandbags, pumps and plastic sheeting.
The district has about 60 specially trained flood area engineers, a stock of 5 million sandbags, 125 pumps and miles of sheeting ready for deployment. Additional material can be procured as needed. A total of 188,000 sandbags, 13 pumps, 28 rolls of sheeting and 900 feet of Hesco barriers have been distributed.
Where to park downtown: People attending events at Modern Woodmen Park, the River’s Edge or the Freight House in downtown Davenport are asked to access those facilities at Western Avenue or Ripley Street.
Parking is currently available in the Florian Keen parking lot. Drivers are asked to follow the posted signage and are warned to not drive through high water or around barricades.
Red Cross opens shelter: The American Red Cross of the Quad-Cities Area has opened a shelter for those affected by area flooding.
The Quad-City area shelter is located at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 3824 Rockingham Road, Davenport. The agency has other locations available to be opened if necessary.
Donations to Red Cross Disaster Relief can be made at redcross.org or by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
The Red Cross also has information people can use to cope in the aftermath of this week's weather disasters and other tragedies. Free counseling or support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.
RI County provides update: Sandbags have been provided to road commissioners in South Moline, Coal Valley and Hampton Townships and to public works superintendents in the Village of Coal Valley and Hampton.
Residents in need of sandbags are urged to contact those officials.
Here's the list of road closures as of Friday:
• North and South Shore Drive
• Much of the Barstow area
• East Moline: 13th Street closed from 3rd Avenue to 5th Avenue
• Moline: River Drive from 23rd Street to 55th Street
• Barstow Road under I-80 under water
• Moline: South Shore Drive — water over the road at the 3300 block and right up to the edge of the road under I-74
• Carbon Cliff: North 1st Avenue is closed from 12th Street to State Street
• North 1st Avenue Carbon Cliff shut down at the railroad tracks
• Andalusia: All of 2nd Avenue West is flooded
• River Road off Coaltown Road East Moline
• 12th Avenue North closed between 193rd Street North and 179th Street North
• Moline: Fruitland Addition where South Moline Township posted signs at 400 block 43rd Avenue for water over roadway
• Andalusia: Water is up to the 800-900 block of 2nd Avenue West
• Big Island: Floodwater is up to 2400 block 27th Street West
• 1st Street at Kelly’s Landing/Andalusia harbor. North Shore Drive between 16th Street and Harold’s Landing is closed with signs.
• Barricades on North Shore Drive at 36th Street (near Croation Club) due to high water
• Hillsdale: 66th Street North and 320th Street North are closed