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Do flash floods hurt people?

Published On: Jul 26 2011 11:39:24 AM EDT

Flash floods are the number one weather-related killer in the U.S.

Nearly 80 percent of flash flood deaths are auto related.

People try to drive across the rushing water and get swept away before they realize it.


About 95 percent of people killed in flash floods are trying to outrun the flood instead of seeking higher ground.

The best prevention is to know beforehand if your area is a flood risk and if there is a potential for flooding to occur.

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