Approximately 140 deaths are recorded each year in the U.S. from flash flooding. Flash floods and flooding are the #1 weather related killers.
Take time to develop a flood safety plan for home, work, and wherever you spend time during the summer.
When rising water is threatening or you have been ordered to evacuate, leave immediately and head for higher ground
In a vehicle
Do not drive across flooded road or bridges – they may be washed out
If your vehicle stalls in water, abandon it and get to higher ground. Water only two feet deep can displace 1500 pounds
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