August 2017


  • Fifteen centimetres of water can reach the bottom of most cars, causing loss of control and possible stalling.
  • Thirty centimetres of water will float vehicles. Sixty centimetres of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles and pick-up trucks.
  • Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road. The depth of water is not always obvious.  The roadbed may be washed out under the water, and you could be stranded or trapped.
  • Do not drive around a barricade.  Barricades are there for your protection. Turn around and go the other way.
  • Do not try to take shortcuts.  They may be blocked. Stick to designated evacuation routes.
  • Be especially cautious driving at night when it’s more difficult to recognize flood dangers.