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Sven Explains: Dangers of flooding

Rain and snow is expected for Wednesday's storm.

It's Severe Weather Awareness week, and Wednesday's theme focuses on flooding and the dangers involved.

Flash floods kill up to 200 Americans every year and cause up to 2 billion in damage annually. 

75 percent of deaths occur at night when visibility and judgement can be reduced.

Just 6" of water can sweep a person and carry them away. Only 12" of water can be enough to float and carry off a small car. 

If you see water covering a roadway: turn around! 18 to 24" of water can carry larger vehicles.

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