Flash Floods

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If you get caught in a flash flood…

Avoid areas subject to sudden flooding. If you are caught outdoors during a heavy rain and flood, climb to high ground and stay there.

Stay back from rushing water, as during flash floods water can increase suddenly.

If you come upon a flowing stream where water is above your ankles, STOP!, turn around, and go another way.

Don’t walk through flooded areas. As little as six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet.

Children should NEVER play around high water, storm drains, creeks or river beds.

Stay away from downed power lines and electrical wires. Electrocution is another major source of deaths in floods. Electric current passes easily through water.