Levee Breach In Downtown Davenport Floods 2nd Street

(From our news partners at KWQC-TV 6) A flood barrier failed along the Mississippi River, sending floodwaters rushing into downtown Davenport. Public works officials reported that a temporary flood barrier had failed and that many people sought shelter on the rooftops of downtown buildings. "It was just the one barrier, so we're not expecting the flooding to spread beyond what we're seeing now," Davenport Public Works Director Nicole Gleason said. "That could change with heavy rain."

Gleason said crews and volunteers scrambled Tuesday afternoon to fill sandbags for other downtown businesses looking to keep the floodwaters out of their buildings. The floodwaters had overtaken vehicles and the first floors of some buildings on the river's edge, and rescue crews could be seen launching boats into the floodwaters to retrieve people stranded by the sudden surge.

Jim O'Hara took some photos from downtown Davenport...

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