Be Ready For Next Time: Tips to Help You Navigate Flooded Roads

Though Hurricane Harvey is over, its effects will be long lasting. The waters still flooding Texas could take weeks to fully recede. This means it's possible you might still encounter some overflowing roads as you travel.

Whether you use this advice in coming weeks or stow it away for another day, we wanted to share a few tips for dealing with floodwaters.

  • If you encounter a flooded road, the best approach is always to find a way around it. Even shallow-looking water can be perilous. It only takes six inches of moving water to knock a person over. 12 inches is enough to move a car.
  • If your car gets stuck in still floodwaters, leave your car and seek higher ground.
  • Do not get out of your car if it gets trapped in moving floodwaters. Wait for help until it becomes too dangerous to do so.
  • If you do have to exit your car, you can make a lifeline out of your seat belt. Cut the seat belt and tie a loop into it. A cut seat belt can extend up to 30 feet.
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