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Flash Flood Hazards and Safety

Floods kill more people than any other weather hazard. Most people that are killed drown in their vehicles. Remember -- Turn Around, Don't Drown!

Here are some tips to stay safe from flash flooding while spotting:

  • Never drive across a flooded roadway unless you are certain of the water's depth and that the road is intact under the water.
  • Flooding is most dangerous at night, so be especially alert after dark.
  • Watch for washed-out roads and bridges.
  • If your vehicle stalls, get out immediately and head for higher ground. Again, most people who are killed by flash flooding drown in their vehicles.

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