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The County’s long-term, comprehensive transportation plan will significantly increase spending on new roads, transit, hiker-biker trails, and pedestrian safety.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Flooding and Severe Storm Safety Tips

It’s that time of year when spring showers may bring much needed rain to get the growing season started. But, there is always the danger that heavy storms can cause flooding. Montgomery County has developed tips to help residents prepare for potential flooding and advice on what to do following a flood that may have caused damage.

Some helpful flooding facts are listed below:

  • Swiftly moving floodwaters only six inches deep can sweep you off your feet.
  • Nearly half of all flash flood fatalities are people in vehicles. If your vehicle stalls, leave it immediately and seek higher ground.
  • Roads covered by floodwaters could already be washed away, so don’t drive across roads that are not visible.

The Montgomery County Police Department has developed a list of roads that have a history of flooding in severe rain storms.

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