Possible flash flooding this week #TurnAroundDontDrown
VICTORIA, Texas- With heavy rain and possible flash flooding in the forecast throughout this week and into the weekend, the Victoria OEM created some graphics to highlight the importance of #TurnAroundDontDrown.
Don’t underestimate the power of water. Six inches of fast-moving water can knock over and carry an adult away. Twelve inches of fast-moving water can carry away a small car. Eighteen to 24 inches of fast-moving water can carry away most large SUVs, vans, and trucks. Stay safe.
Do you know what is in flood water? The answer is no. We don’t know what is in floodwater. Floodwater can contain:
Downed power lines
Human livestock waste
Household, medical, and industrial hazardous waste (chemical, biological, and radiological)
Coal ash waste that can contain carcinogenic compounds such as arsenic, chromium, and mercury
Other contaminants that can lead to illness
Physical objects such as lumber, vehicles, and debris
Wild or stray animals like rodents and snakes
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