CDC Offers Advice to Avoid Incident During Floods
People often underestimate the force of flowing water. The Centers for Disease Control have reported that over half of flood-related drownings occur while in a vehicle. It may not seem like much, but just 12 inches of flowing water can stop and carry off a small vehicle - 18 to 24 inches will send a larger vehicle downstream. Only six inches of flowing water can knock over an adult.
It is important for everyone to understand the danger of flowing water. A school bus in Denton yesterday was stranded in thee feet of water but Firefighters were able to rescue the six children and driver.