Lynn B. Friedman - Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty: Atlanta Buckhead - Hurricane IRMA Driving WARNINGS !!!

Atlanta Buckhead - Hurricane IRMA Driving WARNINGS !!!

Atlanta Buckhead -
Hurricane IRMA Driving WARNINGS !!!

 

WARNING --- The videos below are scary.  Courtesy of NOOA

 

If water is covering the road --- TURN AROUND - DON'T DROWN!!

For more information and flood safety tips, visit www.floodsafety.noaa.gov.

 

Flooding is one of the leading causes of weather related deaths in the U.S.

 

These photos of the same location show how the actual water depth can be deceptive once the street is flooded.

 

 

 

and then 

 

 


Photos taken by Lynn B. Friedman in Atlanta, GA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data from NOOA:

"On average, flooding claims nearly 90 lives each year. More than half of the deaths occur inside motor vehicles as people attempt to drive on flooded roadways. This happens because people underestimate the force and power of water, especially when it is moving. It is impossible to tell the exact depth of water covering a roadway or the condition of the road below the water.

 

 

"Just six inches of fast-moving water can knock over and carry off an adult. Twelve inches of water can float a small car.

"If that water is moving, it can carry that car away. Eighteen to twenty-four inches of flowing water can carry away most vehicles, including large SUVs.

"This is especially true at night when your vision is more limited. It is never safe to drive or walk through flood waters."

 

 

  Same street - close view of sign after water rose up.

 

Any time you're at a flooded road, walkway, or path, follow this simple rule: Turn Around - Don’t Drown.

 



For more information and flood safety tips, visit www.floodsafety.noaa.gov.

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Comment balloon 2 commentsLynn B. Friedman • September 09 2017 06:24AM

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Hi Lynn... never could understand why people take chances like this. Meantime, watching this storm closely and keeping you and all my friends in the Atlanta area in my prayers.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) over 1 year ago

Lynn,  This is all so real and it is scary.  Sometimes people just don't think things through. It may end up costing their life!  

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 1 year ago

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