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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Turn Around! Don't Drown!

National Weather Service flood graphic.

Just 2 foot of water in a roadway can sweep away most vehicles. For each foot the water rises up the sides of a car, the car displaces 1,500 lbs of water. That means the automobile weighs 1,500 lbs less for each foot the water rises.

This is the last day of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week and focuses on flood safety.

There are generally 4 kinds of watches & warnings.

A flood advisory encourages persons to be aware of a weather event that could causing a flooding nuisance.

A flood watch encourages persons to be prepared that conditions are favorable for flooding to occur.

A flood warning encourages persons to take action! This warning is issued when flooding is imminent or already happing.

A flash flood warning encourages persons to take action! This warning is issued when a flash flood is imminent or occurring and those that are in a flood prone area should immediately move to higher ground.

Learn more about flood safety on the National Weather Services’ website: https://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

(Some of this information and the graphic have been provided by the National Weather Service.)

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