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 ground.

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.

Best wishes


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