Sheriff: Turn around, don’t drown!

Sheriff: Turn around, don’t drown!
Sheriff: turn around, don't drown!

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office is warning drivers of the hazards of flooded roads.

Sheriff Sam Craft said in a Facebook post that there are numerous low lying areas within Vernon Parish that will cause roadways to flood.

He said that motorists should never attempt to drive through high water, and that they should find an alternate route.

Click HERE for a list of flooded roads in the area.

Sheriff Sam Craft would like to remind citizens to use extreme caution when driving in flood prone areas. There are...

Posted by Vernon Parish Sheriff Dept on Thursday, January 3, 2019

The National Weather Service says that it only takes 6 inches of fast-moving flood water to knock over an adult.

It only takes 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car, and 2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles.

Both the NWS and VPSO have one message for drivers during floods: turn around, don’t drown!

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