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Turn Around. Don't Drown! County Offers Safety Tips
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From Loudoun County:

Winter storms can bring large amounts of rain and snow to our area and cause localized flooding. The Loudoun County Office of Emergency Management reminds residents to be aware of the force and power of water.

Many deaths occur in automobiles as people and their vehicles are swept downstream. People should never drive around barriers or signs warning that roads are flooded. Whether you are driving or walking, if you come to a flooded road, stop and do not cross.  Six inches of moving water can knock a person down and a mere two feet of water can move a large vehicle such as a bus!

Road Closures

If roads become impassable due to flooding conditions, real-time traffic incident information for roadway obstructions and closures will be online at www.loudoun.gov/traffic or via your web browsing cell-phone at www.loudoun.gov/mobiletraffic.

Know what to expect

  • Know your area’s flood risk. If unsure, visit the Office of Emergency Management website at www.loudoun.gov/oem for additional information.
  • Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or your favorite news source for vital weather-related information
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