Join with the Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety, and the National Weather Service as we recognize Flood Safety Awareness Week in Texas. Flood Safety Awareness Week has been scheduled for March 14 – 18 this year.
While our state has been plagued recently by wildfires, high winds and dry weather, still floods remain the major killer. The National Weather Service tells us that, on average, 15 Texans die each year in floods and flash floods.
The majority of these deaths occurred because vehicles were driven into flood waters across roads and highways. These lives would not have been lost if drivers had followed a simple rule: When you see water across a road: Turn Around, Don’t Drown.
Please take a look at our Flood Safety Awareness Week materials, including videos and still photos, which you can access by clicking on the link below.
We ask your help in getting the “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” message across to as many Texans as possible during this week.