Don’t underestimate the power of floodwaters. They can move swiftly, often faster than they appear. They are very dangerous. Never allow children to play near floodwaters. If you become stranded by floodwaters and must escape, wear a life jacket. In some situations, it may be safer to climb onto a rooftop or into a tree and wait for rescue. Never drive into flooded roadways. It’s always dangerous. In fact, half of all flood-related deaths are caused when people drive into flooded roadways. If you see water on the road – turn around, don’t drown.