Please Do Not Drive Through Flooded Roadways!
Driving through a flooded roadway can be very dangerous for
Loss of Control: When driving through a flooded
roadway, the water can cause a loss of control of the vehicle,
especially if the water is moving or deeper than expected. Your
vehicle's tires may lose traction, making it difficult to steer or
stop the car.
Mechanical & Electrical Failures: If the water
is deep enough to reach the bottom of the car, it can also cause
the engine to stall, which can entrap you into the flood water.
Water can also cause electrical systems in your vehicle to fail or
short-circuit, leaving you without lights or other essential
Hidden Dangers: Floodwater can hide debris, sharp
objects, or other hazards that can damage your car or cause injury
to you and your passengers. It's impossible to see what's below
the water's surface, so you never know what dangers may be lurking
Rapidly Rising Water: Floodwaters can rise rapidly
and unexpectedly, so it's easy to find yourself in a dangerous
situation. Flash floods, in particular, can appear suddenly and
So, if you encounter a flooded roadway, avoiding driving through
whenever possible is best. It's important to stay calm, turn
around, and find an alternative route to ensure the safety of you
and your passengers.