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|Flood Safety Awareness Week
| Turn Around, Don't Drown,
TADD for Short
TADD is a NOAA/National Weather Service campaign to warn people of
the hazards of walking or driving a vehicle through flood waters.
Why is Turn Around, Don't Drown so important?
Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other
severe weather related hazard. The main reason is people underestimate
the force and power of water. More than half of all flood related
deaths result from vehicles being swept downstream. Of these,
many are preventable.
What can I do to avoid getting caught is this situation?
Follow these safety rules:
- Monitor the NOAA weather radio, all hazards, or your favorite
news source, for vital weather related information.
- If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas
subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons,
- Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing
- Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn around don't
- Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. Never drive
through flooded roadways. Turn around don't drown!
- Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes,
particularly during threatening conditions.
- Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize
For more info see the Turn
Around, Don't Drown! web page.