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Rural Metro Fire Advises That You Turn Around, Don't Drown


Each year more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather hazard. The Centers for Disease Control report that more than half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous floodwater. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near floodwaters.

"People underestimate the force and power of water," Rural Metro Fire Central Arizona says. "Too many people ignore barriers and walk or drive into flooded roadways and walkways."

Rural Metro Fire encourages everyone to be safe and follow The National Weather Service's warning message, "Turn Around, Don't Drown®."

Follow these safety rules:
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground – stay away from flood-prone areas, including dips, low spots, valleys, ditches, washes, etc.
  • Avoid flooded areas or those with rapid water flow – do not attempt to cross a flowing stream, it takes only six inches of fast-flowing water to sweep you off your feet
  • Don't allow children to play near high water, storm drains or ditches – hidden dangers could lie beneath the water
  • Flooded roads could have significant damage hidden by floodwaters – NEVER drive through floodwaters or on flooded roads. Most vehicles can float away in only two feet of water.
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washouts, particularly when threatening conditions exist
  • Be especially cautious when driving at night as it is harder to recognize flood dangers Monitor NOAA Weather Radio or your local media for vital weather-related information

More information on flood safety is available through the National Weather Service,, or the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes,

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