Flash Flooding: Turn Around, Don't Drown

The National Weather Service and the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Division of Emergency Management urge people to learn the dangers of driving into flooded roadways. Drivers often underestimate the power of floodwater. When there’s water running across a road, drivers should always turn around and choose a different route.

Lives can be saved every year if Texas drivers follow this one rule: when there’s water on the road, turn around, don’t drown.

For additional information, visit the National Weather Service, Southern Region Headquarters Turn Around Don’t Drown page

For multimedia resources, visit the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes Flood page and NOAA’s Hydrologic Services page.