Flooding: 'The bottom line is, move to high ground'

Flooding: 'The bottom line is, move to high ground'

COOS COUNTY, Ore. -- As we enter flood season, officials say there is nothing we can do to prevent them, but we can be prepared for flooding.

The Emergecny Manager for Coos County, Michael Murphy, says the best thing anyoen can do is get a weather alert radio.

He says the radio gives plenty of warning for potential flooding, ensuring people enough time to head for safety. "The bottom line is, move to high ground, get away from the water," he said. "One cubic foot of water weighs 62 and a half pounds, and if it's moving, that's a lot of momentum and a lot of power. People don't realize how strong moving water is."

Murphy says that you should never drive through water, because even just one foot of water can float a car off the road.