Photos: A First-Hand Account of the Mississippi Flooding

All eyes are on the swollen Mississippi River as historic flooding continues to uproot lives, destroy crops and inundate entire communities while adversely affecting fish, wildlife and perhaps even the course of the mighty river itself.

Field Notes blogger, Chad Love, interviewed Fox News Chief Meteorologist Rick Reichmuth, who has been covering the disaster, for his first-hand perspective on the flooding, the status of those on-the-brink levees, the fate of local wildlife, how long will it last and what people can do - if anything - to prepare for disasters of this magnitude.

Click here for the first-hand Q&A with Rick and for photos from the scene.