- Stay Visible
It means to turn on your headlights and hazard lights so the rescuers can immediately see you and get to your aid.
- Remove Your Seat Belt
There is a false notion which says that seatbelts will keep you safe when the car starts floating in flood. It would not; you need a breather, not a shackle.
- Unlock All the Doors
It will be more convenient for the rescuers to save you with your doors unlocked. Keeping it locked will make them break windows and shields to get you out.
- Remove Other Additional Layers of Clothing Like Jackets or Cardigans
If you are wearing the typical top and bottom, that is all good. Different segments of clothing won’t help you gather yourself when you need to swim in flood.
- Open A Window Slowly
It will only work if the water level is still manageable. Doors might not work, either. Electronic windows can still be open abruptly during this catastrophe. You can climb out your way through it.
- Break A Window
If all else fails and you can’t open the window anymore, this is your last resort. Remember, it won’t work if the water level is too high already.
- Forget About Your Belongings
You will think of this, and it may cause you to panic. No matter how valuable everything in your car is, you are still the one that matters the most. You can replace things; you can’t replace you. Just do not forget your phone, you might even get to use it to call for help.
- Find A High Ground Immediately
What you should do immediately is find higher ground to stay safe.
- Wait for Authorities to Tow Your Car
Do not go back to your car and try to save it. It is not possible to push it around yourself when you just had a crisis, and the surroundings are in chaos.
The most critical thing is to stay calm, so your mind does not go haywire. If you panic it will be harder to think straight and take appropriate action.
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