Flooding kills more people in the United States each year than any other thunderstorm-related hazard.
People driving into flooded roads is the leading cause of deaths for this victim. Interesting fact, six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, causing loss of control and potential stalling, a foot of water will float many vehicles and two feet of rushing water will carry away most vehicles, including SUVs and pickups. So, play it safe turn around, don’t drown.
The week is over and, knock on wood, the weather has been great! But, none of us can forget how Missouri weather is and how fast it can turn. So, take just a few moments of your weekend and come up with a plan to deal with all the weather hazards we have talked about this week.
Be prepared, be ready.