Danger: Fire chief issues warning about monsoon season hazards
Red Cloud Garrison Fire Department training chief Robert Garrison points to the dangerous areas on Rodriguez Range where sudden floods are common during monsoon season. His message is a simple: "In light of the tragedies that have happened in the past few weeks in Arkansas and Oklahoma, we want to remind everyone that these rivers and creeks are dangerous. These places all have unique characteristics that pose hazards. While the river running through Casey Garrison seems like a brook today, within minutes, because of the topography, it can become raging torrents. These areas are not places you want to play. They all have unique hazards that can injure or kill you in a moment's notice. According to USFK regulations, all Soldiers, civilians and family members are not supposed to be in these waters unless it is a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation event or sponsored in some way by United States Forces Korea. The other thing to remember is if you go out and get into trouble in these waters, you are not only putting yourself at risk, you are putting first responders at risk also. Even if you are a good swimmer, you can get into trouble in these areas because the water is relentless and will increase its force as the speed of the cascading waters increase. Please avoid these areas at all times."

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