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LOW-WATER CROSSING VIDEO
1. Purpose and objectives
More than half of all flood-related deaths in the United States are
vehicular related. This video will educate and inform vehicle operators of
the potential loss of life and property when vehicles are driven through
normally dry creek beds when suddenly inundated with flood and flash flood
The component contains two messages. A 30 second public service
announce is available for media use. An 8 minute documentary contains
actual footage of vehicles being swept away by moving water. A brief
discussion of buoyancy and the forces of water associated with losing
control of a vehicle are discussed. Safety rules are included.
5. Operational requirements and restrictions
This video is intended for use by the general public with specific distribution to emergency management agencies, insurance companies, driver
education facilities, and other institutions associated with vehicles.
6. Form of presentation
The video is in English and Spanish on VHS-NSTC format.
7. Operational experience
The dangers of vehicular related deaths associated with flood waters
was introduced by the Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service in the video entitled "The Awesome Power" in 1988. The video was widely acclaimed. The low water
crossing video builds on the former video and further emphasises the
hazards of low-water crossings.
8. Originator and technical support
The National Weather Service, Office of Hydrology.
10. Conditions on use
Copies of this component are available for the cost of reproducing the video.
|(First entered: 02 AUG 96||
Last updated: 01 Dec 99)