Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters.
If there has been heavy rain for several hours or days, be alert to the possibility of flooding:
- Floods happen as the ground becomes saturated with water.
- Flood waters can rise quickly.
- As little as six inches of fast-moving water can knock an adult off their feet.
- Twelve inches of moving water can carry away most small cars.
- Stay informed of weather updates via TV, radio, and the internet.
Always follow evacuation instructions from local officials.
Any time you come to a flooded road, walkway, or path, follow this simple rule: Turn Around, Don’t Drown.
- It is never safe to drive or walk through flood waters.
Did You Know?
Local officials may order residents to evacuate their homes if there is a severe safety risk from flooding.
Please do not ignore this warning—it could jeopardize the safety of your family and first responders.
- Fill your car’s gas tank, in case an evacuation order is issued.
- Follow evacuation routes.
- Be alert for road hazards, such as downed power lines.