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City Of Brevard Reminds Residents Of Flood Safety – Brevard NC

 

February 6, 2017



Transylvania County is one of the wettest places in the United States. Only the Pacific Northwest annually averages more precipitation. Living in such a beautiful area surrounded by mountains increases the risks of flooding. Here are three helpful safety tips that could save your life or prevent injury:

1. Do not walk through flowing water. Drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths, mostly during flash floods. Currents can be deceptive; six inches of moving water can knock you off your feet.

2. Do not drive through a flooded area. More people drown in their cars than anywhere...



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