Flooding Dangers

If you approach high water or flooded conditions, Warren County Emergency Management says there are ways to help keep you and your family safe.

The Director of Emergency Management, Ronnie Pearson, says: "Anytime you see pooling or ponding, don't drive through or walk through, you could land in a sinkhole and the same thing for the roadways never cross a roadway that's flooded."

With flooded roadways Pearson says you won't be able to see if the road's washed out.

He says you should tune into the local media and have an alternate plan in mind.

Pearson says: "It's always be prepared have an alternate route, stay away from rising or standing water because you don't know what hazards are there."

Pearson says 18 inches to two feet of water will carry away most automobiles.

In order to keep your family safe, he says to have an emergency plan for every kind of disaster, not just flooding and practice those precautions.

Emergency officials say the only way not to risk injury or death is to not to attempt cross flooded areas, and to find an alternate route.

For more information you can log onto www.ussartf.org/flooding.htm.

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