Severe Weather Expected Across Texas
AUSTIN, May 8, 2015 - With potentially severe weather in the forecast for most parts of the state, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers to use caution when travelling.
Weather reports indicate severe thunderstorms, hail, strong winds, flash floods and chances for tornadoes are all possible in areas across the state today and into the weekend. As flooding continues to be the leading cause of all weather-related deaths in Texas, TxDOT strongly encourages all drivers to take extra precautions on the road by following these tips:
If water is covering a road, don’t try to cross. As little as six inches of water can float some vehicles.
Never try to walk, swim or drive through swift water.
If your vehicle stalls in deep water, leave it and move to higher ground if you can do so safely.
Turn around; don’t drown.
Also, for added security, consider these safe-driving tips at all times when behind the wheel: