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Water Safety

Flood Safety:

  • Did you know that a foot of water will float most vehicles and that two feet of rushing water will carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) and pick-up trucks? Six inches of swift moving water can knock down a person. Knowing flood safety information can save your life. Follow the link below for more information on flood safety and preparedness.
  • When boating always wear a personal floatation device (Life jacket).
  • Always watch children that are swimming and never swim alone.
  • Never drink alcohol and operate a boat.
  • Never boat or swim near a dam. The current will pull you over the dam and trap you underneath at the bottom.