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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Shreveport La
541 AM CDT Mon May 21 2018

...Public Information Statement...

...Texas Flood Awareness Week begins Today May 21st through May 25th...

...Today`s Topic is Turn Around Don`t Drown...

The Governor of Texas has proclaimed the week of May 21st through may 25th
Texas Flood Awareness Week.

Most flood-related deaths and injuries could be avoided if people
followed this simple advice, Turn Around Don`t Drown. Flooding is
one of America`s most underrated killers causing nearly 90
fatalities per year, and can be costly as it can result in 8
billion dollars a year in damages. More than 50 percent of flood-
related deaths are due to someone driving or walking into
floodwaters. If you come to an area that is covered with water,
you may not know the depth of the water or the condition of the
road or ground underneath, which can be scary and dangerous. This
is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.
Play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come across
a flooding roadway or area, Turn Around Don`t Drown.

For the remainder of this week, we will be exploring the following

Tuesday...Preparing for Flooding Before it Happens.
Wednesday...Knowing the difference between a Flood Watch and a
Flood Warning.
Thursday... What are Flash Floods Friday...Flood Safety After the
Flood Risk Ceases.


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