Recent rains have caused flooding in some Southern Indiana neighborhoods, and the National Weather Service is predicting more rainfall in the coming days. So here is your reminder of the importance of the phrase Turn Around Don't Drown.

Current Flood Levels and Warnings

Currently, parts of the Ohio River near Evansville are currently under flood warnings while other parts of the Ohio are nearing flood stations and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight for the immediate future.

Additional Rain Making It Worse

This, combined with the additional rains expected in the coming days will have the potential for some dangerous driving conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for a number of counties in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois, including Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, and Henderson Counties. The NWS is calling for "scattered to numerous" thunderstorms expected to move into the area beginning Thursday afternoon and continuing into Friday and Saturday, creating the possibility of flash flooding.

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Even More Rainfall Expected

Additionally, the NWS says there is a chance for thunderstorms to return Monday - Wednesday next week. With the already saturated ground, and additional rainfall expected, we certainly could experience more flooding like we saw yesterday.

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Turn Around Don't Drown

With the possibility of flash flooding in the forecast, it felt like the right time to remind you: Turn Around Don't Drown. It is a simple phrase but it could save your life - or the life of someone you love. You should never drive across a flooded roadway, regardless of the vehicle you are driving - even if it is a large truck with four-wheel drive.

It Takes Very Little Water to Sweep a Car or Truck Off the Road

The National Weather Service warns that it takes far less water than you might think to sweep a car - or even a truck - off the roadway.

It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away most cars and just 2 feet of rushing water can carry away SUVs and trucks. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.

Before you drive around a high water sign or decide to go ahead and drive through water across the roadway, remember those four very important words: Turn Around Don't Drown. It just might save your life - or at the very least, an insurance deductible.

[Source: National Weather Service]

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