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.