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Why Flooded Roads Are More Dangerous Than They May Appear

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Why Flooded Roads Are More Dangerous Than They May Appear

It may seem like obvious advice, but it’s too often ignored: Don’t drive into water that you can’t see the bottom of.

More than half of flood-related drownings occur when someone drives into hazardous water, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Weather Service (NWS). Flooding claims the lives of about 89 people each year, the CDC says.

Simply put, if you’re on a road and the water seems to be 6 inches deeper, turn your car around. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood danger.

Even water that’s 12 inches deep can move a small car, and 2 feet of raging water can dislodge and carry most vehicles, the NWS says…


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The BCI Middle East Awards recognizes both individual professionals and organizations for their innovative and effective contribution in business continuity, risk and resilience.  In this year’s edition of the award, IBM topped the services and products category and was awarded for its services in the region, contribution to good practice within the technology space, customer support and positive customer feedback….


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