City of
HALTOM CITY

5024 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117
817-222-7700

Police Department

5110 Broadway Ave.
Haltom City, TX  76117

Lobby Hours

Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Contact Information

Emergency 911
Front Desk 817-222-7000
Non-Emergency Dispatch 817-281-1000

Turn Around, Don't Drown

With Spring Rains Expected, Be Mindful of Road Conditions
http://tadd.weather.gov/

turn around dont drownThe National Weather Service and the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Division of Emergency Management urge people to learn the dangers of driving into flooded roadways. Drivers often underestimate the power of floodwater. When there's water running across a road, drivers should always turn around and choose a different route.

  • Six inches of water can cause tires to lose traction and begin to slide.
  • Twelve inches of water can float many cars. Two feet of rushing water will carry off pick-up trucks, SUVs and most other vehicles.
  • Water across a road may hide a missing segment of roadbed or a missing bridge.
  • In flash floods, waters rise so rapidly they may be far deeper by the time you are halfway across, trapping you in your vehicle.
  • Flash floods are especially treacherous at night when it is very difficult to see how deep waters may be or how fast water is rising.
  • Floodwater weakens roadbeds. Drivers should proceed cautiously after waters have receded, since the road may collapse under the weight of the vehicle.

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.


 

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