Five things to do when your car is caught in a flash flood

MBOMBELA – Thousands of motorists were trapped in Gauteng, particular in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Hundreds of cars were swept away by the floods.

 

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If you are travelling this weekend, here are a few tips that could help:
• If you are in a low-lying area during a flood, get to higher ground quickly.
• If your vehicle is suddenly caught in rising water, leave it immediately and seek higher ground.
• Do not attempt to cross flooded roads or streams on foot.
• If you are stranded on something above the floodwater such as a tree or building, stay put and wait for rescue.
• Do not enter the floodwater. When help arrives, stay calm and follow the directions of the rescue team.

  AUTHOR
Bongani Mashisane

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