According to the National Weather Service, there is a potential for heavy rain, flash flooding and damaging wind gusts today. When heavy rain and flash flooding occur, you can assume there will be a few roadways in the area that will be impacted as well. Unfortunately, our firefighters can also assume there will be several calls for help as people attempt to drive their cars through flooded roadways only to stall and become trapped.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into flood water. Many people under estimate, and do not understand, the power and force of water.
Please take a moment to watch the below video, from our friends at the National Weather Service, which highlights the danger.
Be aware and be prepared.
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