The hurricane season is expected to get more active, so before the next storm arrives, here are four (4) tips about water and flooding during hurricanes.
.1) Water is the most dangerous aspect of a hurricane because forecasters can only estimate the amount of rain that will fall.
2) Rain can occur quickly during hurricanes with several inches falling in an hour which makes driving very dangerous.
3) Never drive into a pool of water during hurricanes because it could be deeper than it looks and only six inches of water can cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
4) Listen to authorities before the storm about the amount of rainfall expected, evacuate if you live in a flood zone (https://floodfactor.com/), after the hurricane listen for boil water advisories since flooding can impact the safety of your local source of water and of course, only return to your home when authorities say it is safe to do so. Don’t drown: Turn Around.
Be sure to check out my Blog next week for more information on how to keep you, your family, and friends safe during hurricane season next week.