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Warning about Puddles

AMARILLO, TEXAS - After a big storm it's natural for kids to want to play in puddles, but that's not the safest thing to do according the fire department.

"The obvious danger is that they can drowned. Flowing water is very dangerous even six inches of water. It's flowing hard enough can sweep a small child off his feet and carry him down," Bob Johnson of the Amarillo Fire Department said.

But the danger doesn't stop there. According to the CDC flood waters can also contain fecal matter, agricultural run off and toxic chemicals.

"Outside when there is water present, especially flowing waters, kids just don't need to be in it," Johnson said.

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