Officials urge caution on flooded roads
Mon, 17 May 2010 03:41:53 GMT —
Are a emergency response crews urge you to take caution when driving around flash flooding areas of the Tri-States after a tragic week on Northeast Missouri roads.
You'll recall a 25-year-old Lewistown woman became the second Northeast Missouri resident in four days to drown in a flood-related incident involving motor vehicles yesterday.
Kourtnie Geisendorfer drowned when the car she was driving became submerged in floodwater covering a road east of Monticello.
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Just this past Wednesday a Rutledge man drowned when flooding caused the pavement to give way over a culvert and swept away the vehicle he was riding in.
We talked with Adams County Emergency Management Meteorologist Brent Clair. He urges folks to be especially careful when driving these days with all the rain we've seen. Clair says it's always best to turn around when water is on area roads,because you can't see what lies beneath. Clair adds, many roads in rural Adams County are also washed out at this time, so watch where you're driving no matter if you've driven the road before recently.
On a related note, Clair encourages everyone to invest in a weather radio.
He says it's like the smoke detector for severe weather, which will give you and your family warning of a tornado as you sleep.