Flooded Roads Are More Dangerous at Night

The National Weather Service and the Texas Division of Emergency Management want Texans to know that flood fatalities are avoidable and flooded roads are especially dangerous at night.

More than 50 percent of flood-related drownings are vehicle-related. Saving your life and preserving your vehicle can be as simple as choosing a different route when you see water across a roadway.

More than two-thirds of flood-related drownings in Texas occur as a result of flash floods. Flash floods involve rising waters that can become much deeper very rapidly as a car attempts to cross a flooded area of a street or roadway.

Night driving makes it especially difficult to judge how deep water may be. Nearly eight of ten vehiclerelated flood fatalities in Texas occurred between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Day or night, the best advice is this: when there's water on the road: Turn Around, Don't Drown.

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