We already have some roads being impacted throughout Navarro County due to high water. As the rain continues to fall, please remember to turn around, don’t drown.

Again I cannot stress enough the importance of not driving into high water.

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. Over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related ...deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters. People underestimate the force and power of the water. Many of the deaths occur in automobiles as they are swept downstream. Of these drownings, many are preventable, but too many people continue to drive around the barriers or do not heed the warnings that the road is flooded. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult.

It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car, while 2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.

Remember turn around don't drown.

Sheriff Elmer Tanner