Health Tip: Avoid Driving During Flood Warning

(HealthDay News) -- If the National Weather Service in your area has issued a flood warning, experts say you should avoid driving unless absolutely necessary.

The website offers this advice about driving during a flood:

  • Driving in just 6 inches of water can cause the car to stall, and water can begin to seep into the car.

  • A foot of water on the road will cause many vehicles to float.

  • Two feet of rushing flood water is enough to carry even pickup trucks and SUVs.

  • If you see a road that is flooded, do not attempt to drive on it.

  • Never drive through a barricade.

  • Follow designated evacuation routes and do not try to take a shortcut.

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