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Roads closed in Suamico due to water over roadways

Posted at 4:15 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 00:01:28-04

SUAMICO (NBC 26) -- The Village of Suamico announced the following roads are closed and will likely remain closed through the evening due to high winds pushing water onto the roadways:

- Riverside Drive just east of Mink Ranch Road
- Longtail Beach Lane
- Sunset Beach Road just before the Suamico Boat Launch

The Village reminds people of these flood safety tips:

Do not drive through a flooded area. More people drown in cars than anywhere else. Do not drive around barriers.

Do not walk through flowing water. Currents can be deceptive. Six inches of water can knock you off your feet.

Stay away from power lines and electrical wires. If your house is about to be flooded, turn off the power at the service box. Electrical current can travel through the water. Electrocution is the second leading cause of death during floods.

Be alert to gas leaks. Turn off the gas to your house before it floods. If you smell gas, report it to a Village official or your gas company. Do not use candles, lanterns, or open flames if you smell gas or are unsure if your gas has been shut off.

Do not use gas engines, such as generators, or charcoal fires indoors during power outages. Carbon monoxide exhaust can pose serious health hazards.

Keep children away from the flood waters, ditches, culverts and storm drains. Flood waters can carry unimaginable items that have dislodged themselves. Culverts may suck smaller people into them, rendering them helpless.

Clean everything that has been wet. Flood water will be contaminated with sewage and other chemicals which pose severe health threats.

Look out for animals, especially snakes. Small animals that have been flooded out of their home may seek shelter in yours.