Driving in Flood Conditions

turn aroundThe following are important points to remember when driving in flood conditions:

  • Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.
  • A foot of water will float many vehiclesTwo feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles SUV’s and pick-ups.
  • Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road. The depth of water is not always obvious. The road bed may be washed out under the water, and you could be stranded or trapped.
  • Do not drive around a barricade. Barricades are there for your protection. Turn around and go the other way.Do not try to take short cuts. They may be blocked.
  • Stick to designated evacuation routes.Be especially cautious driving at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

via Floods | Ready.gov.