Would You Know What to Do If You Were Trapped in a Flash Flood?

Would you know what to do if you were caught in a flash flood?

ByABC News via logo
June 14, 2010, 7:51 PM

June 15, 2010 — -- This morning on "Good Morning America" you heard about the deadly flash floods in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

On Monday, a severe rainstorm resulted in flash flooding that stranded residents and motorists, prompting rescues.

On Friday, flash floods killed an estimated 20 people who camped out at the Albert Pike Recreation Area in Montgomery County, Arkansas, on Friday.

More people die from flooding every year than from any other thunderstorm or hurricane-related hazard, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

You heard the following crucial advice on the show:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have other advice for coping with this dire situation. Here are a few of their tips:

If you are swept away, make every effort to direct your body over obstacles rather than under them.