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Flood Waters are Dangerous

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

A Louisiana Army National Guard dump truck that drove off the road is submerged in floodwaters near Walker, La., on Aug. 14, 2016, after heavy rains i

Flood water poses drowning risks for everyone, regardless of their ability to swim. Swiftly moving shallow water can be deadly, and even shallow standing water can be dangerous for small children. Vehicles do not provide adequate protection from flood waters. They can be swept away or may stall in moving water.

Flood waters and standing waters also pose various risks, including infectious diseases, chemical hazards, and injuries, well as displace animals, insects, and reptiles. To protect yourself and your family, be alert and avoid contact. 

Flood waters also may contain sharp objects, such as glass or metal fragments, that can cause injury and lead to infection.

It is very dangerous to play or drive in flood waters for these reasons.

Please be mindful of all weather hazards during this time in our great state of South Carolina. 

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