Turn Around, Don't Drown has been used by the National Weather Service for years to highlight the #1 danger in flash flooding and the easy way to prevent yourself from becoming a statistic.
As you know, 17 were killed by the May 31st tornadoes near El Reno, Oklahoma. Storm chaser Chris Novy almost became a flood victim.
People so often do not realize how quickly their world can collapse: Perfectly safe to mortal danger. This video illustrates the point perfectly. Since it is the height of flash flood season in the U.S., I'm posting it a third time to remind everyone.
Chris says had his car not buckled and the window broken he never would have been able to get out. I'll let him pick it up in his own words.
Chris also posted this photo on Facebook which shows the drainage area his car floated into and sunk.
PLEASE: TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN.