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Each year thousands of Americans are affected by spring weather. Alabama is no exception and certainly has some of the wildest spring weather events. More people die each year due to flash floods (90) than from tornadoes (55-60).

Flooded streams and low-lying areas are especially dangerous because of two factors:
  1. people tend to underestimate the power of water
  2. the depth of the water can not always be determined
Did you know that 12 inches of rushing water could sweep away small cars and water only six inches deep can sweep a person off of their feet?
Turn around don’t drown!

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