Flash flooding can occur quickly and without allot of warning. If you find yourself in the midst of a flood, here are some things you should do.
Do NOT attempt to drive through a flooded road. A flooded street or intersection might look passable but might be too deep for your car. Far too many people find themselves stranded in a stalled car in a flooded street. Six inches of water is enough to stall most cars. A foot of water can float your vehicle. If you do find yourself in a stranded car, get out and walk to higher ground.
If you’re on foot, don’t attempt wading through floodwater. A fast moving flood can knock you down and carry you away.
If you’re at home and find yourself standing in water, do NOT touch any electrical appliances and stay away from any downed power lines.