Fire and Rescue warns drivers to take caution

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Greenville Fire and Rescue warns people not to drive through any roadways with standing water. However, if you car does get stuck in flooded waters, there are certain step to take.

First call 911, then turn your car off. Stay in your vehicle if the car is not moving or if the water level is not rising. If it is rising, get out if deemed safe, and move to higher ground.

“Pay attention,” said Chief Eric Griffin, Greenville Fire & Rescue. “Most definitely when you’re driving at night. You want to make sure that you’re paying attention to areas that are prone to flooding. Look for detour signs. Do not go around the detour signs, because if they’re there we want you to recognize that these are areas prone to flooding and we don’t want people in there.”

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