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Every time our roads flood we see unfortunate souls try their luck at Mother Nature's water casino and pay dearly. The 4wd 4x4 Australia rescue group had successfully crossed this small stream under normal conditions so the rising, angry waters didn't scare them as much as they should. One swept-away SUV later, we hope these older-but-wiser drivers have learned a sad but life-saving lesson!

In a nutshell:

  • Six inches of still water is enough to fry your steering ability and even stall your ride, leaving you trapped.
  • One foot of water is enough to float your vehicle (say goodbye, folks!).
  • Two feet of rushing water will sweep away any vehicle—from SUVs to sedans and even heavy lifted pickup trucks!

Like the National Weather Service says, "Turn Around Don't Drown".

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