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Why avoiding flood water at any level is important

Each year, more deaths occur from flooding than any other thunderstorm-related hazard.

More than half of all flood-related drownings occur when vehicle is driven into flood water.

Many happen when cars are swept downstream. People underestimate the force and power of water.

Six inches of fast-moving water can knock over an adult. Just 12 inches of rushing water can carry away a small car. Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles.


It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.

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