Wow! How about that rain yesterday. I hope everyone carefully
chose not to cross flooded roads. Most people didn't. There were
many in the County. Here are the basic rules:
Even if the water appears shallow enough to cross, don't try it.
Water hides dips in the road. Worse yet, there may be no road at
all under the water. Flooding can scour away the entire road
surface and a significant amount of ground beneath.
If your car stalls, abandon it immediately and climb to higher
Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger
cars, causing loss of control or possible stalling.
One foot of water will float many vehicles.
Two feet of rushing water can sweep away most vehicles —
including SUVs and pick-ups.
In the video attachment, notice that the water level is touching
the bottom of the guardrail, and that is not the deepest point
of the flooding!
Who would be foolish enough to violate these basic safety
standards? Very few. One apparent U-Boat Commander that did take
the dive was Attorney and West Vincent Supervisor David Brown.
See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUBFsB2fRbI
and the Daily Local here: http://www.dailylocal.com/general-news/20140430/heavy-rains-make-county-travel-hazardous
Is this a reflection of his decision making capabilities? Just
thinking out loud.
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