Tom’s Tips About Flood Debris

By Tom Neale, 9/29/2011

1. Debris often congregates in debris fields. These can usually be seen from planes and even boats before they reach the fields. Sometimes they can be tracked.

2. Never depend entirely on tracking information as to debris fields. It is the nature of most bodies of water to have eddies and circular flows as well as flows that change direction because of tides, winds, currents from tributaries and bottom characteristics.

3. Also, some debris lurks just below the surface where you can’t see it. Although this may sound improbably, it isn’t unusual.

4. Anytime you’re running through waters that have recently experienced bad storms, flooding or an influx of flood waters, proceed very cautiously and only in good visibility. Keep very sharp lookout and run slow.

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