Boiling Springs Fire District

Proud to be an ISO Class 1 Rated Fire Department

Hurricane Joaquin To Bring Heavy Rain / Wind


When the water rises…

The national Weather Service has issued several bulletins with information relating to a potential massive rain and wind event this weekend.  Forecasts have predicted anywhere from 5 to 20 inches of rain fall in our area through Monday, October 4, 2015.  This amount of rain added to the already received rain fall from the past several days has the potential to create a lot of problems for everyone.

Saturated ground becomes soft and shallow rooted trees become vulnerable to being toppled by the wind. This could become a very real problem as the wind is forecast to be between 10 and 20 miles per hour with gust up to 38 miles per hour at times latter in the weekend. 

There are several roadways in the District that are prone to high water covering them when we get heavy rain fall.  If you encounter water rushing over a roadway, the best thing to do is not attempt to drive through it.  Surface currents have been noted to pick up vehicles and wash them off the road.  Fire District personnel will be doing their best to locate and barricade these areas when the water rises over them to warn motorists of the danger.  We also offer this easy phrase to remember, “When flooded, turn around – don’t drown.”

Should this event materialize as predicted, please avoid venturing out into the weather.  Stay safe.

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