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Monday, 01 April 2019 14:56

Emergency Management Director Gina Hardin Says to Stay out of Floodwaters

(TNS) - As Des Moines County goes through what is predicted to be a particularly long flood season, Des Moines County Emergency Management is reminding everyone to be safe.

"Do not go in the water," says emergency management director Gina Hardin.

Hardin said in years past she has seen children playing in flood waters in flooded parking lot. While playing in the river may be fine when the river is normal, playing in elevated water can be dangerous for a number of reasons.

For starters, the river can moves fast while it is flooded. According to the National Weather Service, 6 inches of fast moving water is enough to knock an adult over.