2014 Monsoon Awareness Week: Flash Flood


Monday June 9th: Flash Flood The number one thunderstorm related killer
are flash floods. Most flash flood deaths occur in vehicles, and for this reason, the
slogan “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!” was created. Moving water only two to three feet deep is
capable of carrying away most vehicles. As a precaution, children should be kept away
from creeks and washes when heavy rain is in the area. Burn scars from wildfires are
a major flood concern. Some more flash flood safety items. It is
good practice to never cross through running water covering a roadway. If it is muddy,
the road conditions and water depth are hard to determine, especially at night. Water covered
roadways can cause a vehicle to hydroplane, so drive with caution and turn around.
For more information, please visit our webpage at www.weather.gov/Phoenix for up to date
information and the latest forecasts products. As always, a NOAA Weather Radio is a great
outlet to be alerted with the most recent watches, warnings and advisories in your area.
The Phoenix National Weather Service office is on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. So check
us out and ‘Like” us to follow along. Thank you for tuning in and have a safe Monsoon!

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