DAVENPORT, Iowa (KLJB) — Most of the water has finally receded from the streets of downtown Davenport, and now local business owners say this is when the real clean-up begins.
It’s part of our continuing coverage of the historic flood of 2019.
Much has changed on the outside of Front Street Brewery from last week to today.
The water has now been pumped out of the basement, but the owner Tim Baldwin says there are months of work to be done.
That’s why he’s hosting their second “Will Work for Beer” event Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
They’re asking for volunteers.
Baldwin says now that the water is gone, the businesses affected by flooding need as much help as they can get.
“Those first few days after the flood, people were coming out in droves, walking around asking where they could lend a hand. Now that this has become a couple weeks old news we’re not seeing as many people down here to assist and this is when we all really need the help,” Baldwin said. “Ourselves and Roam and the other building that took the direct hit from these flood waters, we weren’t able to get in here until last week.”