I was enjoying a blissful moment of slumber the other night when the newsroom called. "Go to Missouri," was the order. So I packed my bags and caught the first flight out of New York to St. Louis.

These floods are pretty bad, folks. I'll be blogging and posting photos later tonight. I've been visiting towns up and down the Meramek River. People are doing what the can to protect themselves and their property from this killer flood.

My first order of business was to purchase a pair of waders -- compliments of Dickie Bubs --- yeah -- it's a real place.

The photo I've posted is from the town of Eureka. This is their baseball field. The outfield is currently under about eight feet of river water.

More coming later....