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Health Tip: Avoid Driving During Flood Warning
You may not be able to tell how much water is on the road

By Diana Kohnle

(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 Ready.gov 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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