Caution Do Not Drive Through A Flood Zone

Posted: September 12, 2012 in Survival
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It’s only a little bit of water you say…….I should be able to drive through that…….don’t do it.  Here’s why.

  • On average 6 inches of water will reach the bottom of many passenger cars resulting in loss of control or possibly stalling.
  • Cars will begin to float in just 12 inches of water and can leave you stranded.
  • SUV’s and trucks can begin to float in 24 inches of water and can leave you stranded.
  • Water depth is not always obvious.  It may be deeper than it actually looks or the road could have been washed away under the water.  Be extra cautious when approaching water on roads in flood zones at night.

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Comments
  1. Do everything I possibly can to avoid being in a car anywhere if I can! Give me a train anyday!

  2. rmactsc says:

    That’s because everyone there drives on the wrong side of the road lol 🙂 No trains near my area so driving the gas guzzling SUV it is 🙂

  3. survivalogy says:

    Personally, when SHTF, my preferred mode of transport is a bicycle. 😀
    They’re a lot more versatile, can travel anyway your legs can take you, and best of all, they almost never run out of fuel. Hail the bicycle!

    • rmactsc says:

      Just keep in mind in almost any disaster the worst enemy you can have is other people. If there walking and they see you with a bike they will try and take that bike so hopefully you’ll either be traveling in a group or well enough armed and trained to fend them off 🙂

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