Driving in water...

October 27, 2016

 

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters. People underestimate the force and power of water. Many of the deaths occur in automobiles as they are swept downstream. Of these drownings, many are preventable, but too many people continue to drive around the barriers that warn you the road is flooded. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car, while 2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.

Information is courtesy of the NSW-NOAA website

Please reload

Recent Posts

July 31, 2018

August 28, 2017

Please reload

Archive

Please reload

Tags

(562) 434-4446

(562) 434-4222

3925 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803, USA

  • Facebook
  • Google Places
  • Instagram

©2016 by Long Beach Autohaus. Proudly created with Wix.com