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The dangers of walking or driving through floodwater

Turn around, don't drown: It's the age old advice authorities give when it comes to flooding safety. For people in cars and people on foot, it all comes down to not knowing what's under the water.

There could be pot holes or dips, or even worse, the road could be gone.

Drowning is the number one cause of flood deaths. Half those deaths happen in cars. Most of the others happen to people walking in flood waters.

Then there are the health risks you face. Doctors say you should never play in standing or rushing water.

You don't know where it has been, but there is a good chance it has made its way through the sewage system. You won't see the bacteria no matter how clean the water looks.

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