Ladies and Gentlemen,
As heavy rains may saturate the grounds in your area, you should be concerned about floods. They can be very dangerous and damaging. National and local governments learned a hard lesson during the Katrina disasters and so every locality is a bit more careful when warning their citizens about the possible onset of high waters.
Here are a couple of things that are listed in the National Weather Service Warning you may want to consider:
Don’t Drive: DO NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. REMEMBER…TWO FEET OF RUSHING WATER CAN CARRY AWAY MOST VEHICLES INCLUDING PICKUPS.
Check! I won’t drive.
Stay Tuned: EVERYONE WITH PROPERTY OR OTHER INTEREST ALONG STREAMS AND RIVERS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER FORECAST. SHOULD CONDITIONS CHANGE…LOOK FOR RIVER FORECAST OR FLOOD WARNINGS FOR USE IN MAKING INFORMED DECISIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.
Will do! I’ll keep my phone with me. Good.
Most Importantly: DON’T DROWN.
Huh? Oh shit, ok. This changes my plans a bit; hmmm, don’t drown. Alright, I guess.
Yes, our government has seen it fit to warn citizens not to drown during floods.
For our readers, “Don’t get hit by a bus.”
There, I did my part.