Just like the recent floods in Texas and Oklahoma, floods in Illinois have proven deadly according to the state's Climatologist.  Illinois has suffered 28 flood-related deaths over the last 19 years, which is a little under the number of people that have been killed in tornadoes in that same period. 

State Climatologist Jim Angel says one of the main causes of flooding deaths is people driving their car through flooded roadways.

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Just 12 inches of water can carry away a small car, and two feet of water can sweep away most vehicles. 


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