Florida residents and visitors urged to use caution as severe weather system enters the state

Published: Monday, April 28, 2014 at 06:18 PM.

    * If thunder roars, go indoors. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning and should seek shelter.

If a flood is likely in your area, you should:

    * Turn Around, Don’t Drown. If you see a flooded roadway, turn around and take another route. Take your time when travelling.

    * Be aware that flash flooding can occur. If there is any possibility of a flash flood, move immediately to higher ground. Do not wait for instructions to move.

    * Be aware of stream, drainage channels, canyons and other areas known to flood suddenly. Flash floods can occur in these areas with or without typical warnings such as rain clouds or heavy rain.

For additional information about severe weather in Florida, and to Get A Plan, visit www.FloridaDisaster.org, Follow FDEM on social media on Twitter at @FLSERT, Instagram @FloridaSERT, Vine @FloridaSERT, Pinterest FloridaSERT and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/FloridaSERT and www.Facebook.com/KidsGetAPlan.



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