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What to Do, and Not to Do, When There is Flooding:

Avoid areas subject to sudden flooding.

Do not attempt to cross a flowing stream where there is water above your knees.

Do not attempt to drive over a flooded road.

You can be stranded or trapped.

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The depth of water is not always obvious.

—From District of Columbia Emergency Management Agency Marks Severe Storm Awareness Week, by District of Columbia Emergency Management Agency (D.C. Office of Communications, 1999). CP