From our friends at the Tucson Fire Department:
During the monsoon season, washes can rise very quickly. Here are some tips for safety:
- Most flash flood deaths occur in vehicles
- Moving water 1-2 feet deep will carry away most vehicles and can knock a person off their feet
- Keep children away from creeks and washes when heavy rain is in the area
- Be especially careful at night when water depth and road conditions are harder to see
WHEN IN DOUBT, WAIT IT OUT!!