Boone County Emergency Management gives flood advice
COLUMBIA - With the potential for flooding throughout the week, Boone County Emergency Management advises caution to drivers.
KOMU 8 spoke with Emergency Management and took to the roads to see exaclty where problems might come up.
Wednesday morning, main roads, including I-70 and Highway 63 were wet but passable near Columbia.
Boone County Emergency Management advised slower driving, especially on sidestreets and backroads.
A few more tips included:
- Do not pass cars going full speed on side roads, as the splash from the water can harm driver vision.
- Be extra cautious when stopping and turning, as hydroplaning is a serious issue that could result in crashes.
- Proceed with caution when passing any vehichles, both on and off the road, as a lack of driver vision in rainy weather is often a main cause of crashes on main roads.
If a flash flood warning is issued, the Boone County Office of Emergency Management recommends going to high ground immediately and leaving your vehicle if stuck in rising water.