Friday, September 9, 2011

Turn around...don’t drown.

Fairfax County warns that most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice...turn around...don’t drown.
Good time to subsribe to the Comunity Emergency Alert Network CEAN for important emergency alerts,notifications and updates about weather and traffic, Messages are delivered to all devices you register. Register now at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cean/. You can also sign up for alerts from other jurisdictions in Virginia,Maryland and D.C. at capitalalert.gov.
Did you know in some parts of the country, if you ignor and drive around high water barriers and need to be rescued from a high water situation, you would be fined.