Sheriff sends out travel caution for Friday rain event

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

As rain continues to fall in our area, we would like to remind you to travel safely if you must travel and adhere to the following:

If you have to leave your home, remember these evacuation tips:

Do not walk through moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, walk where the water is not moving. Use a stick to check the firmness of the ground in front of you.

Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwater's rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle can be swept away quickly.

Do not park your vehicle along streams, rivers or creeks, particularly during threatening conditions.

Remember to never text and drive.