Flash Flood Warning in effect until 6:30 PM CST

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning in effect until 6:30 PM CST.

To keep yourself safe from flash floods here are some safety tips:

– Know your location when you are driving. Be alert.

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– Never drive through a flooded road or bridge. Back up and try a different route. In many cases, it takes far less than a foot of water to incapacitate a vehicle. It may stall, leaving you stranded, and depending on the level of water, you may not be able to open a vehicle door.

– Watch for flooding at bridges and dips in the road. Never drive where water is over bridges or roads. If you’re driving at night, be especially careful because visibility is limited. If you should drive into water, don’t try to drive out of it. Get out of the car and safely return to higher ground.

Be alert and heed all warnings and recommendations from officials.

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