Police are urging motorists to use precaution when navigating the streets.
In 2001, record rainfall turned a Tallahassee street into a raging river trapping an FSU student inside his submerged car while it traveled a mile down a storm drain, ultimately killing the young man.
Despite the tragedy, downpours don't discourage drivers from driving down Franklin Boulevard, a street notorious for flooding. Businesses along Franklin Boulevard say watching cars attempt to cross the wet road is a common sight.
"When it rains really hard several cars try to cross,” comments resident David Butler.
Yet, when wet weather washes away roads, turn around, don't risk it. The City of Tallahassee is setting up barricades along Franklin Boulevard to pull out in case flooding occurs.
Driving In the Rain Safety Tips
Source: www.nsc.org (National Safety Council Web site) contributed to this report.
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