How to Stay Safe in Flooding

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY (WHSV) Firefighters at the Bridgewater Fire Department have all types of equipment to deal with flooding. They say they use that gear when they need to save people stuck in water, just like they did last night.

The deputy fire chief for Rockingham County said people never realize how powerful moving water really is.

"You can see the surface. The problem with this water is it's muddy, yucky, so you can't see what's under. A lot of times the soil, the road, whatever it is below has been displaced or not there, so obviously the very first thing is stay clear of all the water," said Deputy Chief Jeff Michael.

The best advice is to just stay away from water altogether when there's flooding outside. Michael said your car can hydroplane in just one inch of water.


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