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SEVERE WEATHER WEEK: Flooding

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CBS 2/Fox 28) -- Iowan's are acutely aware of the dangers of flash flooding.

Water kills more people each year than tornadoes, hurricanes and lightning.  Flash flooding happens when rain falls so fast that the ground cannot cope or drain it away fast enough.

A flash flood is not something that takes days to happen.  It is a situation that develops very quickly.  Roads can become rivers, buildings can become flooded, and cars can be carried away.

80 percent of all flood deaths occur in vehicles, and most happen when drivers make a single, fatal mistake of driving through flood waters.  Most people do not realize the incredible power of water.  A mere six inches of fast moving flood water can knock over an adult and only two feet of moving water to carry away most vehicles.

So if you come across an area covered in water, turn around, don't drown.
 
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