Flash Flood Warnings Issued – Don’t Let the Rain Damper your Day
Wake County and many other counties throughout North Carolina are under a flash flood warning. It is best to try and be prepared when driving through such conditions to avoid being the victim of a car accident. According to FEMA, flash floods can occur within a few minutes. FEMA has tips for driving in such 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 vehicles
- Two 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.
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