Shawnee County Floodplain Management

Protection Resolutions Prevention.

Turn Around, Don't Drown

Flood Safety

Flooding usually occurs during or after a heavy, slow-moving rain storm. Severe flooding can occur in areas that are several miles from a major rain event.

The reason that so many people drown during flooding is because few of them realize the incredible power of water. A mere six inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes only two feet of rushing water to carry away a vehicle. This includes pickups and SUVs.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true during the dark, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN!