Galt Flood Safety Tips

Galt Flood Safety Tips


Galt Flood Safety Tips

I’m Ed Smith, a Galt Car Accident Lawyer. After being pounded by rain, three people in Galt had to be rescued from their car Monday, March 7, 2016.

What Happened?

A red sedan’s engine stalled and became trapped in a flooded location near Kerry Lane and Arno Road in Galt. The flood area is located in an agricultural region of Galt. The occupants of the car had to be rescued and put in boats to be taken to an ambulance on dry land. Their conditions are unknown.

Source: KCRA News – 3 People Rescued from flooded Galt Road

Why Does This Happen?

Trying to drive through standing water may stall your engine. If you try to start your car after it stalls, you may cause irreparable damage to your engine.

The average car can suddenly be swept off the roadway in as little as 12-inches of moving water. Keep in mind that roads covered in water are vulnerable to collapse.

Water’s incredible force can overtake a car caught in a flood in seconds. Follow these helpful tips to stay safe in your vehicle during a flood:

  • Pay attention to road detours and barricades. Never ignore barricades and detours by driving around or past them.
  • Don’t drive through standing water on roadways or in parking lots.
  • If you drive up to a flooded street, turn around and take an alternate route.
  • Electrical currents travel through water effortlessly. Avoid driving near water where power or electrical lines have fallen.

What if I become Trapped in my Car?

If you are not able to get out of your car safely, call 911. If you don’t have a phone try to get the attention of a passerby or someone who can call and get you some help.

Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Galt Personal Injury Lawyer.  If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an auto accident by the negligent act of another, please call me at (916) 694-0002 for free, friendly advice. I’ve assisted Galt residents with their car accident and personal injury cases since 1982.  I’m well aware of all that goes on in a personal injury case.  If you reside outside (916) area, please call us toll free at (800) 404-5400.

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Source of Galt Flood Safety Tips – Progressive’s Flood Driving Safety Tips


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