Floodplain Information
Flooding in Buffalo  The City of Buffalo sits next to the Mississippi River and has approximately 6% of the Cities area in the flood zone.  Due to the potential of flooding in Buffalo we have precautionary measures and procedures in place.  Buffalo Recovery 2019 We are now on to cleanup and recovery from the Flood of 2019.   Sandbags City Council has contracted a private vendor to remove all contaminated sandbags.  It will be the responsibility of the homeowner to get contaminated bags to the street. The contractor will be using heavy machinery to scoop and load these bags into the trucks and haul them away. Bags and plastic can be in the same piles. Piles placed in the street should not block traffic, fire hydrants and should be place far enough from the curb line so that it does not impede the flow of water during a rain event. Please be mindful of where you park, the contractor can get them cleaned quicker with less obstacles.  Bags will begin to be removed when most of them are placed to the street. We hope to move bags the first week in July but will depend on the river levels and the confidence of homeowners that bags will not be needed any longer.  We will need to slow traffic for Front Street removal, therefore it will all be done at the same time. That will be when all bags are moved to the parking areas.  I have volunteers that will be down June 29th please sign up at City Hall if you need assistance moving your bags to the street on this day.  Personal Property Any flood damaged personal belongings must be taken to the Scott County Waste Commission 11222 110th Ave, Davenport, IA. Their hours of operation are 7:00am-4:00pm Monday - Friday and 8:00am-Noon on Saturdays. They may have different hours for the Memorial Day Holiday so please check in advance. You can call them directly at 563-381-1300, if you have questions about items they are accepting.  Financial Assistance  The City of Buffalo has opened an account with SENB Bank to accept donations for Buffalo Residents.  If you are a resident affected by the flood please click here to print the application.  Submit applications to City Hall. Red Cross and Salvation Army are opening a donation center at the old Office Max building near North Park Mall. Those affected by the flood will also be able to drop by this location to pick necessary supplies. Community Action of Eastern Iowa can be reached at 563-324-3236.   FEMA Assistance The last day to apply for FEMA assustance is July 1.  If you need help with this contact City Hall.   Check out Iowa Realtors for assistance with mortgage payments.