By: Christine Souders
With waters rising in the Mississippi River, a Davenport neighborhood is already experiencing flooding.
People are being told to pick up sandbags at Enchanted Inn tavern which is on South Concord Street.
But that's tough because the street is flooded.
While some other residents who may need to get sandbags can't, because they are 'literally' stranded on an island.
"Can't go across, now it's by boat," said Ron VanFossen, who is helping his neighbors by giving them a lift by boat to their vehicles, now parked at the Enchanted Inn.
He said Tuesday morning the only bridge connecting more than 20 homes to the mainland was cut off due to flooding.
"We lose our island, across onto the island at about 13 feet."
Tavern Owner Dee Moorman said she knows when the water reaches a certain point in her yard, its go time.
"We'll be sandbagging the back of the building, that part is not concrete, otherwise everything in the place comes out, it's a concrete shell," said Moorman.
CBS 4 News ran into another resident as he was moving his belongings out of the garage.
Next door, his neighbor's house is already surrounded by water.
"There's still a lot of stuff to move and little time to do it in," said Kirk Hyland, local resident.
But residents said dealing with floods in their neighborhood, is a way of life.
"Like rats, you just keep getting higher just to stay out of the water," said Van Fossen.
"When it happens, it can happen rather quickly, so I'd rather be too prepared than unprepared," said Moorman.
Davenport Public Works is advising drivers to take caution near the area, and telling people to use Utah Drive to get to businesses there.
And Public Works is stepping up flood preparations across the Quad Cities.
Davenport PublicWorks is keeping a close watch on Credit Island, and will have flood materials at Modern Woodmen Park on Tuesday.
Bettendorf Public Works and emergency agencies are meeting on Tuesday, to talk about how to carry out the flood plan.
And in Rock Island there is a hose running across the bike path to connect to pumps.
Cyclists are asked not to ride over, but to instead walk their bikes across the hose.