HCFD Says: Turn Around, Don't Drown

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With heavy rains and strong winds moving through portions of Texas this week, the National Weather Service and the Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety continue to urge Texans to avoid low water crossings and driving on flooded roadways.

Many flood-related injuries and deaths could be avoided if drivers would turn around and choose a different route when they see water across a road. When there’s water running across a road, drivers should always turn around and choose a different route. These are the facts:

Lives can be saved every year if Texas drivers follow this one rule: when there’s water on the road, turn around, don’t drown.

For additional information, visit http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/tadd/ or contact the National Weather Service at 817 978-1111 ext. 140.

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