Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Flood Safety

Houston has been hit hard with rain, tornado warnings, and now flooding. The roads have been crazy this week and will continue into the weekend with rough weather. Bayou city is known for flooding and if you are a commuter this can be even more dangerous trying to get to and from work. Driving through a flooded street can cause damage to your car or worse put you in danger! Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind while on the road:

  • Flash floods happen fast and sometimes without warning
  • 6 inches of water is all it takes to reach the bottom of most cars which can cause you to stall out
  • At shallow depths the road is still unpredictable
  • Take caution at bridges, overpasses, and underpasses
  • Drive in the middle where water is most shallow
  • If your vehicle stalls out leave it and get to a safe place
  • If a road is blocked with barricades don't try to drive through
  • If you can't safely drive through the water turn around and find another route
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