Electric Shock Drowning A Concern With Flooding
Here's one that you don't think about with all of this flooding, at least one that I didn't think about. With rising waters and flooding also comes the risk of electric shock drowning.
According to mlive.com, the concern comes when the water rises around docks, marinas and piers that have electrical connections. When someone comes in contact with water where there is also an electrical current, the results can lead to a person losing their life.
The shock in the water can make a person lose muscle control, and drowning because they become immersed in water because they can't move well enough to prevent it from happening. The electrical current in the water can come from faulty wiring at docks, marinas, piers and more.
Get more information on the hazards of electric shock drowning, it's causes, and what you should do if you see someone experience ESD here from mlive.com.