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Emergency Road Closures

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Entry Date:  08-04-2020 02:43:03

Agency:  scpw  

Unit ID:  SCPW Dispatch
Description:
143rd between 71st s and 75th S is now open to all traffic


Entry Date:  08-04-2020 08:50:47

Agency:  scpw  

Unit ID:  SCPW Dispatch
Description:
143rd E between 71st S & 75TH S is closed for about 8 hours Traffic Allowance: Emergency Only


Entry Date:  08-04-2020 08:49:52

Agency:  scpw  

Unit ID:  SCPW Dispatch
Description:
45th N between Tyler and Ridge is closed to all traffic for about 8 hours


Turn Around Don't DrownEach year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other severe weather related hazard. The main reason is people underestimate the force and power of water. More than half of all flood related deaths result from vehicles being swept downstream. Of these, many are preventable.

Most cars will float (and be swept away) in 18-24 inches of moving water. Trucks and SUVs are not much better with only 6-12 more inches of clearance. Creeks and rivers can rise very rapidly and the road bottom can also wash away making the water much deeper than it appears.

Once cars are swept downstream they will often roll to one side or perhaps flip over entirely. The driver has a few precious seconds to escape the vehicle. In fact, many drivers panic as soon as the vehicle submerges and are found later with their seat belt intact.

Sedgwick County Emergency Management strongly discourages motorist from driving into flooded roadways.  Whether a water covered road is closed with barricades or not, Turn Around, Don't Drown! 

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