Flooding

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Did you know that flooding causes more deaths than any other weather hazard? People underestimate the force and power of water.

  • Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.
  • A foot of water will float many vehicles.
  • Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pick-ups.

Urban areas are especially prone to flash floods due to the large amounts of concrete and asphalt surfaces that do not allow water to penetrate into the soil easily.TADD T

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flooding Information - IEMA

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