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The last thing that you’d want to happen in the middle of a storm is to get stuck inside your car. But things like these are not always predictable, so it’s best to be prepared at all times. According to guidelines, six inches of water can cause a steering failure, while two feet can sweep huge vehicles. In this article, we listed down a few reminders if an emergency like this happens to you.
Make Yourself Visible
If you really need to use that flooded route and you get stuck, it’s important to make yourself visible. Turn on your hazard lights and headlights. That way, it’ll be easy for an authority to see your car and call for help. While waiting, you must keep yourself calm.
Free Yourself from Any Constraint
Although keeping your seatbelt on is necessary during driving, it’s not the same in this situation. If the car starts floating, it would be more difficult for you to unlock the seatbelt. Once you see that water is beginning to surround your car, stop and release yourself from the seatbelt right away. Remove extra clothes as well, such as jackets, in case you need to swim your way out of the car.
Open One of Your Car Windows
If you start seeing water around your car, slowly open one of your windows and climb out of it. Find any elevated ground and immediately call 911 for rescue. If you cannot open your windows and you’re too weak to open the door, break the glass. This is why bringing a glass breaker at all times is advisable for every car owner.
Leave Everything Else Behind
Although losing a few important things inside your car could be stressful, always think of your safety first. If the water is getting higher, it will be more difficult for you to swim while carrying your bags. Also, do not attempt to save your car by trying to push it forward. Keep in mind that your car may be valuable, but so is your life.
Considering that this can happen to you at any time, it’s essential that you keep your car insured. In most cases, your car insurance will help pay for damages brought by floods. Having your car insured protects not only you but also your families from unexpected financial mishaps.
At Kapasu Insurance Services Inc., we aim to provide comprehensive insurance policies that make your life easier. We want to help you get the insurance that fits your needs. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (760) 995-3853. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.
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