Tuscaloosa Police: Stay Home, Don’t Drive in Tropical Storm Claudette
The Tuscaloosa Police Department is inundated with reports of flooding from "every area of the city." As West Alabama continues to experience heavy rainfall from Tropical Storm Claudette, authorities are urging residents to stay home to avoid traffic collisions, stuck cars and possible fatalities.
The department posted an update to its Facebook page regarding an incident that occurred near DCH Regional Medical Center earlier Saturday.
"The driver of a Ford F-150 hydroplaned and overturned on McFarland Boulevard near DCH, but was not injured," the post read. "There have been no storm-related injuries reported at this time."
Remember: if you must go out into the storm, use extreme caution and do not venture out into any dangerous areas. If you approach a body of water: turn around, don't drown.
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