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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why shouldn't I just drive through a flooded road?

 

Nearly half of all flash flood fatalities are vehicle related.

  • 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 vehicles.
  • As little as two feet of water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) and pick-ups. If your vehicle begins to float, you lose complete control over the vehicle.
  • Even if flooding has receded, flood waters may have undercut the road surface or left dangerous debris in the roadway.