Red Cross making sure neighbors affected by flooding have clean water


Gallons of water are being handed out in one Quad Cities community.

It’s after flooding has left the area with more water than they can deal with and it’s making it a bad idea to run the tap.

Many neighbors along the Mississippi River shore in Pleasant Valley are surrounded by flooding.

The American Red Cross told Local 4 News since the waters started rising, it’s impacting the water source for many people living there.

American Red Cross worker Joyce Wilson said, “Flooding has caused a lot of problems with the wells, and people are in need of drinkable, palatable water.”

Wilson said they’ve gotten donations to provide the free water including from area stores like Walmart.

“Started with 32 of these packs and then Jewel has graciously donated a pallet and actually another pallet of water for us,” said Wilson.

Distribution of the water in Pleasant Valley will continue Friday, April 5 from 4-6 p.m. at the Bettendorf Fire Station at 24495 Valley Drive.

The Red Cross will also be providing water to Campbells Island Friday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 6 p.m. Also, 9 am to 2 p.m. April 6. 

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