Woman Swept Away by High Water and Killed.

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  1. Tulessa

    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    I just don't understand why some one would take that chance. It's horrible around here, and they still haven't found the other 2 victims. :(

    WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A woman was swept away by high water and killed as she was walking Friday evening along Rowe Hollow Road, police say
     
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  3. Nova

    Nova Active Member

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    I'm not sure what "chance" you mean. The one sentence just says she was walking along a road. That's not the same as trying to cross a raging stream, to take but one example.

    We have a tendency toward flash flooding here in the desert where I live. And, yes, sometimes people do dumb things like try to drive across a washed-out road. But sometimes people just get caught in water flooding through areas that are normally bone dry.
     
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  5. Tulessa

    Tulessa Well-Known Member

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    You would have had to been here Nova. She took a chance by walking by that stream when we were flash flooding, and we still are.
     
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    EllieBee Former Member

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    We have experienced a great deal of flash flooding where I live, also. It is very scary.
     
  7. Nova

    Nova Active Member

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    Thanks. I see in al66pine's link that the entire state is under a flash-flood warning, so I understand what you mean by risky behavior.

    But I can also understand that when a warning covers such a wide area, it's easy to think, "Oh, it probably won't happen right here." A dangerous assumption, obviously.
     

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