Friday, June 1, 2012

Heavy Rains in Today's Forecast -- Drive Carefully!

With heavy rain in the forecast, Loudoun County public safety officials remind motorists to be aware of the force and power of water. 


Many deaths occur in automobiles as people and their vehicles are swept downstream. Many of these drownings are preventable, but too many people continue to drive around barriers warning that roads are flooded. Whether you are driving or walking, if you come to a flooded road, stop and do not cross.


With water across the roadway, you cannot always determine the depth of the water or the condition of the road under the water. Six inches of moving water can knock a person down and a mere two feet of water can move a large vehicle such as a bus. 


More information on how to prepare for heavy rain and other weather-related hazards is online at 


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