Moose Creek Has Reared Its Ugly Head, And Is Far More Dangerous Right Now Than You Might Think

Flooding Can Seem Exciting, But... Waters Are Deep, Swift Dangerous & Deadly CALL FOR HELP TO CLEAR CULVERTS Moose Creek Last Year At Th...

Flooding Can Seem Exciting, But...

Waters Are Deep, Swift Dangerous & Deadly


CALL FOR HELP TO CLEAR CULVERTS

Moose Creek Last Year At This Time. (Photo, Country Journal) 


No One Is Wearing A Life Jacket 

Don't Drown. We Can't Replace You  


FLOOD SAFETY 

By Bruce Cain 


    PLEASE REMEMBER SAFETY IF YOU ARE AROUND THE FLOOD AREA.

    STAY AWAY FROM CULVERTS.Culverts on the upstream side may not even show or have a water pillow above them. They are moving water fast and furious and can take people, animals, logs, tools, equipment, boats anything. 

    If something gets jammed in a culvert it can very quickly make the flooding worse by lowering its volume.

    CALL FOR HELP OR NOTIFY AUTHORITIES IF YOU SEE A JAMMED CULVERT. Don’t try to clear it yourself. This is extremely dangerous. Get help and equipment.

    USE YOUR JUDGEMENT AND BE AWARE OF DANGER.The flooding can seem exciting and novel with water in what used to be a parking lot or a side road.

    Don’t forget, flood waters are deep, swift, dangerous and deadly.
    I have seen people out in canoes, tiny Kayaks rickety rafts and row boats. Some are working to ferry to flooded houses or other activities relating to flood response such as carrying pumps. Others are just out enjoying something different or attracting attention. 

    No one is wearing a life jacket that I have seen.

    •••
    Don’t go out in a boat unless it's something you need to do. WEAR A LIFE JACKET.

    If you are near the water or working in the water, WEAR A LIFE JACKET.Most important. Your most important safety measure is your ability to think. Recognize things are different. Very different. For example, you aren’t just driving across a parking lot to IGA, you are crossing a deep lake with a car. That’s very different and dangerous. Don’t do it. Etc. Think and adjust. Things are different. Pay attention.

    Also remember, we can build a new town, fix damaged housing replace lost equipment. We can’t replace you. You are important to all of us, stay safe and stay alive.
    Don’t drown, turn around.

    Nuff said on that.

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