A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 01, 2016
“If it’s flooded, forget it” (driving on flooded streets)

"If it’s flooded, forget it” means that if a street is flooded, it’s not safe to drive on. The adage was started by the Queensland (Australia) Fire and Emergency Services in 2011 and has been printed on many images.

“Turn around, don’t drown” is a similar saying that has been used in the United States.


Twitter
Spencer HowsonVerified account
‏@SpencerHowson
Our “I don’t drive through flooded roads” ads were better than the new Qld Gvt ones “If it’s flooded, forget it”. IMHO. Good msg either way.
10:59 PM - 3 Nov 2011

YouTube
If it’s flooded, forget it
Queensland SES
Uploaded on Nov 6, 2011
Television commercial:If it’s flooded, forget it

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Logan Village RFB
‏@lvrfb
If its flooded. Forget it! A message from Queensland Fire and Rescue Service.: If its flooded. Forget it! A mess… http://on.fb.me/tFbMSk
3:13 AM - 11 Nov 2011

22 November 2011, AAP General News (Sydney, Australia), “Qld launches flood safety campaign”:
FLOODS
By Laura Harding
BRISBANE, Nov 22 AAP - Queenslanders are being warned not to venture into flooded creeks and causeways in a new advertising campaign ahead of the storm and cyclone season.

The message of the $3.8 million Get Ready Queensland campaign is “If it’s flooded, forget it”.

Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts says each year lives are lost as a result of people making the choice to venture into floods.

YouTube
If it’s flooded, forget it – Too late, TV Commercial
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Published on Nov 16, 2015
One thing you can count in Queensland is summer storms and flooded roads. One thing you can never predict, though, is what floodwater will do or what’s happened to the road underneath. No matter who you are or what you drive, the moment you decided to push through is the moment you give up control. Once it’s too late, the consequences could cost you your car, your insurance, your ego, your life… or someone else’s. Don’t be the one to find out. If it’s flooded, forget it!

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Col Smith
‏@Dangerman_2 Col Smith Retweeted ABC News
In Australia we have ads that say “If it’s flooded, forget it”. Please borrow the idea and save some lives.Col Smith added,
ABC News @ABC
3 people still missing after floods in Kansas and Texas http://abcn.ws/1WSRUIq
7:09 AM - 29 May 2016

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Qld Fire & Emergency
‏@QldFES
“With heavy rainfall & flooding possible this weekend, have a Plan B when travelling & remember: if it’s flooded forget it” DC Mark Roche
2:07 AM - 2 Jun 2016

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