Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Learn how to stay safe during a flood

We at KTEAM Auto Sales care about the safety of our friends, family and clients.  We wanted to talk about protecting yourself if you should encounter a flood.  It is our hope that this weeks blog gives you some solid insight on what to do if you should find yourself driving in a flooded area.  Remember Safety First! 

Here are some facts that you may not have known about floods:

Driving Flood Facts
§  Call 311 if you are evacuating your home during a flood or receive flood damage
§  Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.
§  A foot of water will float many vehicles.
§  Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUV’s) and pick-ups.
§   More people drown in their cars than anywhere else.
§  The road may be washed out below the water surface.
§  Your car may stall or get stuck in the water, and then get pushed off the road. Once off the road, cars often start to roll, making escape impossible.

Check both home owners and auto insurance policies to ensure that you are covered for any loss or damage.  Not all policies cover flood damage.

Never try to swim to safety if you can find a safe and secure structure that you can be protected until help arrives.

We never can predict the future but we can prevent most accidents.

Please remember to stay safe and if you should have any questions on safety features for your auto don’t hesitate to contact us. 888-596-2797

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