(LEX 18/NWS)– All across our viewing area, water is high because of the continual rain. We would like to remind viewers this life-saving piece of advice: turn around don’t drown.
The National Weather Service says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports over half of all flood-related drownings happen when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water, and that the next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters.
They also say that six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult, 12 inches can carry away a small car, and two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles.
On Wednesday, there were numerous flood watches and warnings across our viewing area.
For more information on staying safe during flooding, click here.
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Claire Kopsky – LEX 18 is on Muddy Ford Road in Scott County. Check out the rushing water.
Posted by LEX 18 on Wednesday, February 20, 2019