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Flash flooding

Turn around, don’t drown.

Flash floods are the No. 1 cause of weather-related deaths. Water can rise fast as a result of heavy rains, melting snow or breaks in dams or levees. It can happen anywhere at any time with little or no warning.

If there’s a chance of flash flooding, move to higher ground immediately. Don’t walk or drive through flood waters — 6 inches of moving water can knock you down and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.

Knowing what to do and acting quickly could save your life during a flash flood.

And that’s smart safety!

For additional information or guidance, contact your safety office.