UNION, MO - Several businesses are flooded in the eastern Missouri town of Union after a small river raged out of control.
The Bourbeuse (BURR-bus) River reached an all-time high Tuesday, nearly 20 feet above flood stage. Stephanie Norton of the Franklin County Emergency Management Agency says no one has been killed or injured. However, water is near the roofs of a McDonald's, QuikTrip and several other businesses that sit near the normally docile river.
The Bourbeuse is among several smaller rivers in eastern Missouri that are seeing record or close-to-record flooding. The Meramec River in the St. Louis area is nearly 30 feet above flood stage in some spots, forcing scattered evacuations and the closure of several roads.