The region received a large amount of snow recently, and with the temperatures rising quickly forcing the snow to melt rapidly, and the large amount of rainfall we have received the past week, water is going to continue to rise and more roadways are becoming impassible, please remember to not drive around the barriers that warn you the road is flooded. Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters.Why? The main reason is people underestimate the force and power of water. These drownings are preventable.
TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN!!!
Visit the National Weather Service’s page for information and resources regarding flooded roadways.