According to NYC.gov, flash flooding is the number one cause of deaths associated with thunderstorms.
If you are caught in a flash flood use these safety tips:
- Avoid walking through moving water
- If you must walk in water, try to avoid water that is moving, if you can, use a stick to gauge the firmness of the ground in front of you.
- Never drive into flooded areas
- Do not enter a building that is surrounded by floodwaters