Turn Around, Don’t Drown. Regardless if there’s traffic on the road, or you’re only leaving the house to get essentials during these trying times, remember that Austin is in the path of ‘Flash Flood Alley’. That means low water crossings can rise and become dangerous in just minutes. If you attempt to cross a closed low water crossing, you are an idiot. You end up putting not only your life in jeopardy, but the lives of the first responders that will have to try and rescue you. Good thing there’s a resource you can check before you hit the road called ATXfloods.com that provides real time low water closures.
Scott Prinsen, Program Manager, City of Austin Flood Early Warning System, stopped by Local Insights to tell you why it’s so idiotic to drive through closed low water crossings, and how to stay connected with ATXfloods.com. Spread the word!