This Is Why You Should Never Drive Into a Flash Flood

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Flash floods are one of the biggest weather-related killers in the United States, with most related deaths occurring in vehicles. The National Weather Service’s “Turn Around, Don’t Drown!” campaign is designed to discourage people from driving into deceptively shallow waters that can easily trap or carry their vehicles downstream.

On Monday and Tuesday, as the remnants of Hurricane Norbert dumped a record amount of rain in Arizona and Nevada, people driving on major interstates found themselves in the path of suddenly raging rivers. The video above was reportedly filmed on Interstate 5, outside of Las Vegas; according to the Fox affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona, it was taken by Shane Dukeman, a truck driver from southern Arizona Read more…

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Andrew Freedman

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