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Be prepared for wet weather

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 by Tai Moses

The Austin Transportation Department has issued a few safety reminders in light of the forecast for spring storms, which “can cause hazardous travel conditions, whether you bike, drive, take transit or walk.” You can sign up for emergency alerts in your neighborhood at Learn some flood safety tips at And monitor ATXFloods for real-time road closures in case you’re driving in a downpour. And the big one: “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” – because “most flood fatalities occur in vehicles, so never drive around barricades or through flooded roads.” Six inches of water can knock you off your feet, and 12 inches of water can sweep a car off the road, says Transportation, and they know what they’re talking about.

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