SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Record breaking rainfall hit Springfield on Friday. The downpours led to flooding all across the Ozarks. Despite the risk for flooded roads, experts say people are still not heeding the most basic safety tip. Turn around don’t drown, you have heard the slogan before. Patty Dunn, who has lived in Springfield for 5 years, said, “It seems like common sense.” Dunn’s daughter found out the hard way when driving through a flooded road. Her car got swept downstream. “The water just immediately took her off and into the ditch. She was very scared, there was water rushing all around her, and the car was filling up fast,” Dunn said. Her car was totaled, but thankfully Dunn’s daughter was fine. “She was in a hurry and she just kept going, hoping she can get through,” Dunn said. Lesson here, you cannot drive through water. Just two feet of water is enough to float your car. “Or even a large truck or a school bus for that matter,” David Pennington, the Fire Chief […]