Meteorologists with the National Weather Service help first responders better understand the dangers flash flooding presents.
A class Friday morning in Neosho focused on the dangers of flash floods and low water crossings. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service say a study of flash flood reports from 2006 to 2016 indicated southwest Missouri as one of the most frequent spots in the nation for flash floods. They say since 1994, flash flood has claimed nearly sixty lives in our area, and most of those have come while the person was trying to drive through flood waters. Emergency responders say this is why they are working to educate the public about the dangers of driving through flood waters.