This week is National Flood Safety Awareness Week (March 16 – 22, 2014).
To help clarify some misconceptions about water and flooding, let me make it very clear – NEVER drive through flooded roads. Here’s a great example. We were dispatched after a few reported calls of a flooded roadway. Looks innocent enough right?
Just because it’s downhill does NOT mean it is any safer…in fact, it is more dangerous.
Gravity will move/flow the water faster.
More water will cause you to lose control of your vehicle or possibly sink your vehicle and/or drown you.
More water will remain at the bottom of the hill will definitely cause damage to your vehicle.
So how can you share this safety message with others?
Continue to share the message of Turn Around, Don’t Drown = #TADD (National safety campaign phrase)
Flash flooding can occur anywhere – even within metropolitan and urban areas.
Avoid areas that are frequently flooded.
Always follow instructions from your local emergency service professionals.
Report any flooded roadways to the proper authorities.
NEVER drive through flooded roads.
It’s really bad news if we have to meet like this…
If you were wondering, that’s me on the right
Do your part in #Prepared2014 by being safe this year.