July 17, 2015
Hurricane Awareness: Floods kill people during hurricanes
While storm surge and high winds are always potential threats in a hurricane, many more people have died from inland freshwater flooding. Inland flooding can be a major threat to communities hundreds of miles from the coast as heavy rain falls from these huge tropical air masses. Stay alert for flash flooding, be ready to move to higher ground, and never drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around, Don’t Drown!