Driving in a flood is extremely dangerous. Did you know that nearly 50 percent of flood-related drownings are vehicle-related? If you find yourself out and about when a storm hits and flash flooding causes water to cover the roads, you need to know how to proceed.
Here are some tips to help you navigate flooded streets while making sure you stay safe.
Estimate How Deep the Water Is
As little as six inches of water can damage your car and stall out your engine. Six inches is also enough to make you lose your tire traction and control of your vehicle. A foot of water can make your vehicle float.