FEMA watching the river

All eyes are on the river these days.

Area emergency management agencies, including FEMA are concerned about the flood outlook for this spring.

The national weather service says there's a higher level of snow pack in the North than average.

Folks with FEMA tell us when you combine that with normal levels of spring rain, there's a heightened possibility of flooding up and down the Mississippi.

Josh deBerge with FEMA said, "Right now in this point in time we are in a monitoring stage. We stand ready to support the states as needed."

FEMA officials also emphasize like all disasters like the earthquake in Japan, families need to have a go-bag with water, food, medications and anything else the family might need for a few days.