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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Weather Preparedness Week: Flood Safety

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Flood Safety — Facts & Tips

Spring is almost here, and already we're seeing many rainy days and rising water levels. As we finish Weather Preparedness Week, please consider the following Flood Safety Tips.

You should be cautious when driving or walking in flood-susceptible areas because:

  • Six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet.
  • Two feet of floodwater can float your car.
  • Water moving at two miles-per-hour is capable of sweeping a car off a road or bridge.

Avoid flood-susceptible areas, especially low-lying streets where water commonly pools. Never attempt to walk or drive through a water-covered roadway, and beware of rising, swift-moving water. Read more below...

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