Davenport Estimates Flood Damage at Nearly $4.5 Million

June 24, 2008

Davenport, Iowa city officials estimate that they will be forced to spend nearly $4.5 million on flood damages, clean up and future protection efforts.

The Mississippi River is still swollen at the eastern Iowa city and has yet to reveal all the destruction it’s caused.

Public Works Director Dee Bruemmer says damage to public infrastructure is estimated at up to $3 million from flooding that began May 25. She says another $1.5 million is expected to be spent on flood protection and cleanup efforts.

Federal officials were in Scott County on Friday to assess the damage. The city is awaiting a federal disaster declaration

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