Safe driving tips during severe weather

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As predictions of inclement weather continue for our area, Harrison County Fire and Rescue Services want to ensure drivers are safe.

The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood and wind advisory for the area through tomorrow. For many, that means dangerous driving conditions.

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If you’re planning to hit the road this weekend, County Fire Marshal Pat Sullivan says make sure your vehicle is weatherized. Do your windshield wipers and vehicle lights all work?

Sullivan says the biggest cause of accidents during severe weather is something that can be prevented. “Speed is the primary problem. People will not slowdown and that’s what we caution everybody.  If you’re in the inclement weather slow down. If it’s raining, slow down. There’s nowhere you need to be so quickly that you put yourself and others at risk in that kind of weather.”

Sullivan says another good piece of advice to keep in mind is “turn around, don’t drown.”

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