Resources for Businesses & Volunteers in Downtown Davenport
Thank you to our community for the outpouring of help. We have compiled a list of ways to help and useful contacts:
– Business Re-Opening: The City of Davenport has put together a thorough document of Flood Recovery Information located on their website. Here is a quick list of contacts listed from their document:
- Building Permits/Fire Marshall:
- Located at Public Works – 1200 E. 46th Street (7:30 am – 4:30 pm)
- Floodplain Development Permits/ Planning Department :
- Located at City Hall – 226 W. 4th Street on the 2nd Floor in Community Planning (8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
- Scott County Emergency Management Agency: 563-484-3050
- Scott County Health Department: 563-326-8618
- Mid-American Energy: Residential 1-888-427-5632/ Business 1-800-329-6261
– Small Business Administration (SBA) to Open Business Recovery Center in Davenport.
- Business Recovery Center at Eastern Iowa Community College (101 West Third St.) Opens at 9 a.m., Thursday, May 16 | Mondays – Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Fridays 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27. The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Iowa Small Business Development Center announced the opening of an SBA Business Recovery Center in Davenport on May 16 to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by severe storms and flooding that began March 12, 2019.
- “Due to the severe property damage and economic losses the severe storms and flooding inflicted on Iowa businesses, we want to provide every available service to help get them back on their feet,” said SBA’s Director Tanya N. Garfield.“The center will provide a one-stop location for businesses to access a variety of specialized help. SBA customer service representatives and Iowa Small Business Development Center counselors will be available to meet individually with each business owner,” she added. No appointment is necessary. All services are provided free of charge.
– Cleanup The City of Davenport is providing guidance to businesses and residents effected by recent Mississippi River flooding. For sandbag pick-up call (563) 326-7923 or place a request online at https://yourgov.cartegraph.com. Sandbags must be placed in a pile in the curb line and not obstruct traffic. We will not pick up sandbags we have not received a request for.
For flood property debris removal, coordinate with a private hauler. Know that whether the city or the hauler picks up the material, there are waste separation guidelines for flood debris. Guidance on how to properly dispose of debris was also offered.
For public safety, and to get properties impacted by recent flooding re-occupied or re-opened, the City of Davenport has submitted a resolution to Davenport City Council to waive all necessary and applicable City permit fees for flood recovery and building restoration activities. The waiver of fees shall be contingent upon the completion of a damage assessment by City of Davenport staff or their designee.
– Genesis Convenient Care Locations Offers Free Tetanus Vaccinations For Flood Recovery Workers. Genesis Convenient Care locations in Davenport, Bettendorf and Moline will temporarily offer free tetanus vaccinations for adults involved in flood relief efforts.
Individuals at higher risk for wounds by working in flood water can receive the free vaccinations at:
- Genesis Convenient Care, 3200 West Kimberly Road, Davenport
- Genesis Convenient Care, 2140 53rd, Bettendorf
- Genesis Convenient Care, 3900 28th, Moline.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that exposure to contaminated flood waters can cause: Wound infections, skin rash, gastrointestinal illness, and tetanus
The CDC also said possible hazards in floodwaters can include:
- Human and livestock waste
- Household, medical, and industrial hazardous waste (chemical, biological, and radiological)
- Waste that can contain carcinogenic compounds such as arsenic, chromium, and mercury
- Other contaminants that can lead to illness
- Physical objects such as lumber, vehicles, and debris
- Wild or stray animals such as rodents and snakes
Wounds suffered while working in floodwater should be cleaned as soon as possible and may require medical attention.
Regarding the treatment of wounds during flood recovery, the CDC says:
- Avoid exposure to floodwater if you have an open wound.
- Cover and clean open wounds with a waterproof bandage to reduce chance of infection.
- Keep open wounds as clean as possible by washing well with soap and clean water.
- If a wound develops redness, swelling, or oozing, seek immediate medical attention.
Genesis Health System also is announcing the launch of a local community flood relief fund and is accepting donations from businesses, individuals, and from the 5,000 employees of Genesis. For more: www.genesishealth.com/floodrelief
– Downtown Davenport businesses who need sand bags can contact Davenport Public Works at 563-326-7923.
– If you or your business needs assistance OR you wish to volunteer, please contact the Scott County Emergency Management Agency at 563-484-3086. The call center will be staffed between the hours of 9:00a.m. and 5:00p.m, until further notice.
Scott County Emergency Management Agency will assemble a multi-agency resource center in the future to offer assistance to businesses. As details unfold, we will keep businesses informed. Thank you everyone for your help and support.
More info following this link: https://www.scottcountyiowa.com/ema
– The National Flood Insurance Program aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures. It does so by providing affordable insurance to property owners, renters and businesses and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations. These efforts help mitigate the effects of flooding on new and improved structures. Overall, the program reduces the socio-economic impact of disasters by promoting the purchase and retention of general risk insurance, but also of flood insurance, specifically.
For more information: https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program
– If you are unable to work due to the flood, you may be eligible to file for unemployment. For Unemployment Benefits, help can be found through Iowa Workforce Development. They are located at 902 West Kimberly Road in the Village Shopping Center. To file bring your direct deposit information and a valid ID. https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/
– The American Red Cross in the Quad Cities has opened shelters in Iowa and Illinois for those directly impacted by rising flood waters. Residents affected by the flooding, flood-related issues or are unable to safely access their homes are encouraged to go to a shelter. Be sure to bring any needed medications, clothing, personal hygiene items and medical devices.
The shelters are located:
Lincoln Fundamental School
318 East 7th Street
Please use the 8th Street & Iowa entrance.
Bethel Wesley United Methodist Church
1201 13th Street
Please use the back entrance.
Staffing for both shelters is provided by Red Cross volunteers who will be on-site while it is available. Cots, blankets and meals for shelter residents are provided.
– Donations of Supplies: 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 PM Friday, May 10th or Saturday, May 11th. The Flood Donation Center will continue to be open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM through at least the end of May. Currently, flood clean up kits and water are available for those impacted by the flood for pick up. A valid Driver’s License or State Issued ID is needed to pick up items.
At this time, the Flood Donation Center will accept the following items needed for flood recovery:
3. Tools for building repair
4. Cleaning supplies and tools
5. Personal protective equipment such as work gloves, nitrile gloves, work masks, and eye protection
6. Unopened bottles of bleach
At this time the Salvation Army will not be accepting clothing, food or household goods.
Individuals needing flood clean up kits or water before Friday, can pick them up at either Salvation Army location.
3400 W. Central Park Ave., Davenport
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM M-F
2200 5th Ave., Moline
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM M-Th; 9:00-12:00 F
For additional details and questions call Bill Horrell, Salvation Army Development Director at 309-566-0350.
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