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Safety - Flood season
Last week we were asked to help a business at the mall in Hays KS that had flood damage. It's the time of year where flooding is a reality. Even though we don't see much flooding in Kearney we are not immune to the possibility. As we travel around the the state and the country it's good to keep a few things in mind.
Listen to weather and flood warnings. Stay away from flood areas. If you have to go somewhere, check radio and television information for news of which areas to avoid. Do not drive through a flooded area. If you come upon a flooded road, turn around and go another way. Be extremely careful whenever you see water over a road. Even shallow water can conceal a washout of a road or bridge, as well as debris being moved by the flood.If you are caught driving in floodwaters, be aware your vehicle may float briefly but will be moved by currents and will sink. Be especially careful at night, when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.
Although each emergency is unique, generally the best advice is to get out of your vehicle as soon as it stalls in floodwater. Don't keep trying to start the vehicle. Many deaths have been caused by people trying to move a stalled vehicle. Get out and head for high ground quickly and carefully. You might think your vehicle is a safe place to be during a flood. In fact, it is one of the most dangerous.
Driving dangers are among many serious hazards related to floods. Downed power lines causing electrocution, unstable building structures, landslides, chemical and biological hazards in areas touched by floodwaters are also threats to life and health.
Wherever we are serving our customers this summer be aware of the potential of flooding. Flooding is one of the most common disasters in this country,
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