Flooding Safety Tips

Flooding Facts

Flooding is the biggest severe weather killer, even more so than tornadoes. Most flash flood deaths happen at night. That’s when flooded roads are the hardest to see.

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Flood safety tips

1. Never try to walk through flowing water.

  • Six inches of moving water can sweep you off your feet.

2. Never try to drive through a flooded road.

  • Only 18 inches can float a large SUV and even less for a smaller car.
  • You and your car can be swept into a deeper area.
  • You could easily find yourself trapped.

3. Avoid power lines and electrical wires.