As we all know, the Mississippi River is still on the rise. It's expected to crest over the weekend and early next week which is a great sign for everyone. But some people in both Iowa and Illinois definitely need shelter as they are being displaced because of water. Luckily, the American Red Cross is here to help them.

To show just how high the Mississippi River has flooded downtown Davenport, the City of Davenport posted aerial photos on social media Wednesday of how far inland the water has reached. As you can see, almost all of River Drive in Davenport is underwater, water surrounds Modern Woodmen Park, and barriers are placed throughout downtown to prevent more flooding into businesses and homes.

According to the City of Davenport and the Scott County Emergency Management Agency, the American Red Cross is helping residents in both Scott and Rock Island counties that need shelter.

Any residents impacted by the flooding in either county are encouraged to contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-REDCROSS if they are in need of support with sheltering. Staff with the Red Cross are on standby to take phone calls.

Several road closures continue to remain in place as the Mississippi River is on the rise.

The National Weather Service of the Quad Cities predicts that at Lock & Dam 15 in Rock Island, the river is expected to get to 21.6 feet where it will start to crest and eventually start to go back down.

The record at Lock & Dam 15 is 22.7 feet.

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