Eureka battling flood waters as river crests

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EUREKA, MO (KTVI)-There is cautious optimism this morning in Eureka. The massive sandbag wall that was built around Old Town businesses is holding after the Meramec River crested.

The town's long days of sandbagging are over. Nearly 200,000 sandbags created a levee around businesses on South Central Avenue. The Coast Guard is also standing by to monitor the area as the water continues to rise.

Nearby, Eureka High School is an island, surrounded by a wall of sandbags.

Officials have been receiving calls from people asking about volunteering today.

Leaders say they don`t need any volunteers this morning but they'll likely need volunteers to help clean up the mess after the water completely recedes.

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