6 Smart Flood Safety Tips to Remember

July 18, 2018

6 Smart Flood Safety Tips to Remember

Summer storms continue to blow through Prescott and it’s important to be safe and protect your home. Even a less serious urban flood can be dangerous during a monsoon. As little as ten inches of water can float average-sized cars, mini-vans, SUVs and trucks because strength of the flow is the critical force. Here are the 6 smart flash flood safety tips to remember.

1.) If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes, etc.

2.) Don’t drive around barricades. It’s not only illegal, it’s also dangerous.

3.) Avoid low-water crossings when driving and areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast.

4.) Be especially cautious at night. Flood dangers are much more difficult to see in the dark.

5.) Driving too fast through standing water can cause a car to hydroplane. The best defense is to slow down or pull well off the road for a few minutes to wait out heavy rains.

6.) Even if it doesn’t look dangerous or you feel like your car can handle it, do not attempt to cross flowing streams.

So remember, when in doubt, wait it out, or find a safer route. Learn more about monsoon safety and what to do in a flash flood at monsoonsafety.org. For more local Prescott news and flash flood safety tips for the monsoon in Prescott, please contact Crystal Creek Builders.

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