The forecast for the next couple of days is for strong winds and heavy rain which may cause flooding in some areas. If you do encounter standing water, please follow this advice from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service.
Don’t drive through deep water. If you are unsure of the water depth just don’t do it, you are putting yourself and others at unnecessary risk. Don’t enter flood water that is moving or more than 4in deep – turn around rather than put yourself and your vehicle at risk.
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Community Safety Manager, Alan Gilson, of Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, said:“In periods of heavy rain, roads can become very slippery and, if the rain persists, flooded.Flood water can be deceptively powerful, it can literally rip up the road surface dislodging manhole covers and kerbstones. Its depth and flow rate can quickly change with the weather.
Top tips to help stay safe include: Plan your route; consider that some roads are likely to be more vulnerable to flooding and high winds than others. Consider potential alternative routes, should your first choice be blocked.
Check weather forecasts, your route may be blocked.
Driving in high winds
Watch out for crosswinds.
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