Flood Waters – Turn Around, Don’t Drown

After spending the morning in our basement due to an extreme spring storm (three tornadoes north of us and torrential rain), I thought it was time to reemphasize to drivers the importance of not driving through a flooded road. Locally, where I live in the Ozarks, when it downpours roads flood quickly.

Direct advice from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service – Turn Around, Don’t Drown. They state it quite clearly – “more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard”.

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Why am I putting this information in the Auto Upkeep Blog? Because according to the National Weather Service “more than half of all flood related deaths result from vehicles being swept downstream” – the key is that most of these could be prevented. Here is a link to flood fatality statistics from NOAA.

What do you think? Will you turn around next time?

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Michael Gray

Mike has roots in the automotive service industry. He began diagnosing and fixing cars at a young age in his family’s service station. He has worked in automotive parts supply stores, towing companies, and service facilities. After graduating from St. Cloud State University (MN) with a Bachelor’s degree, he implemented and taught a basic car care program at the high school level. During work on his Master’s degree at Illinois State University (IL), he was a curriculum specialist on a National Science Foundation project where he co-authored ten integrated mathematics, science, and technology books designed for team teaching. Mike has also supervised teachers in Career and Technology Education as a school system administrator.

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