Flood near Farley, MO, July 1993.


This half-mile long stretch of road was under moving water during some of the most destructive flooding in American history, in Missouri in July 1993. This is a good illustration why never to drive into flooded roadways. Even water only six or eight inches deep may float and carry away some cars. There is no reliable way to judge the water's depth and power; and after dark, it is almost impossible. Fortunately, no one was known to have driven into this torrent. To learn more about flash floods and flood safety, see the NWS flash flood website.