Mississippi River Expected To Reach Flood Stages In Mid-March
With snow melting in the north and rain falling north of the Quad Cities, the National Weather Service is predicting that the Mississippi will reach flood stages during the middle of March.
Spring time means melting snow and more rain, and those two combined normally leads to flooding of creeks and rivers, especially the Mississippi River. Officials from the Scott County Emergency Management Agency took to social media to warn Quad Citizens of rising levels of the Mississippi River and are encouraging them to prepare now.
Officials say that the timing, flood impact and river heights aren't entirely clear, but the National Weather Service predicts the Mississippi River levels could reach flood stages between March 15th and March 25th.
Residents should not delay their own flood preparations. For residents that live outside of city limits, the Pleasant Valley Fire Station has sand and empty sandbags to begin preparing for flooding. If sand or sandbag supplies are low or not available at the Pleasant Valley Fire Station, officials say to contact Scott County EMA.
For any questions or concerns, you can contact the Scott County Emergency Management Agency at 563-484-3050, and they are located at 1100 E. 46th Street in Davenport.
Get ready and be prepared for flooding very soon Quad Cities.