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"Turn Around, Don't Drown!"

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency advises to consider these tips if there is the potential for flooding:

  • Turn Around, Don’t Drown! ®
  • Avoid walking or driving through flood waters.
  • Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 1 foot of water can sweep your vehicle away.
  • If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the US.
  • If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.
  • Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

More information from the Ohio Emergency Management Agency can be found at: http://www.ema.ohio.gov/   Additional flooding resources can be found at:  https://www.ready.gov/floods