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Flooding Safety from CHP and Chico Fire

A talk with Chico Fire's Steve Andrews about what goes into a swift water rescue and what to do if you see someone fall into the water.

Posted: Mar 22, 2018 8:34 AM

With heavily flowing creeks and streams threatening to flood roadways across the North State, Chico Fire Department's Swift-water Rescue Team is prepared for the worst.

And for everyone heading out to work or school today, California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Logan Callahan shares a few tips:

If you can't see the road below the water's surface, don't attempt to drive through!
This can be expensive; a citation for ignoring those road signs and the cost of getting your car towed.
With slower traffic flow and more accidents, during rough weather, the response time for law enforcement is a lot longer as well.
Callahan says before you head out today, check your windshield wipers and keep those headlights on!
He also recommends that today you increase following distance and give yourself extra time to get where you're going.
Remember the slogan: "turn around, don't drown."

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It's been cooler with more clouds today, and some isolated showers and thunderstorms have been popping up. Shower and storm chances will continue through the late evening hours. Our weather will be quieter by Wednesday morning.
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