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There can be little more frightening than the unexpected sound of rushing water. This ranks amongst nature’s foremost disaster warnings. Our advice? Heed the signs, be decisive and take evasive action.
Rushing water often points to a flash flood and, so powerful and destructive can such a phenomenon prove, you really don’t want to stand in its path. Flash floods can wreak havoc, sweeping away buildings, bridges, vehicles and trees — in addition to those unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Close to a river or stream? Be alert following heavy rainfall and during storms as these are the times when the danger is the greatest.
Flash floods rank amongst the deadliest forms of severe weather on the planet — the raging torrents tearing through neighbourhoods and leaving a trail of devastation in their wake. Heard the unexpected sound of rushing water? Don’t dither — head for higher ground as quickly as possible.