Home > Lifestyle > EnviroHealth > Green tips 19 November 2013 'Turn around, don't drown' Don't underestimate flood waters - just a few centimetres can be enough to sweep people and even vehicles away. 0 Mark Averette Related How to survive a flood Start A Health24 blog » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Test Are you envirohealth savvy? » Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Blood Lions: Bred for the Bullet movie trailer The amazing mountains on Pluto Rapidly flowing flood water higher than about 15cm is enough to knock you off your feet. If you must wade through water, preferably do so where it’s still or moving slowly. Check the firmness of the ground in front of you with a long stick. Avoid driving into flooded areas. Your car can be quickly disabled: just 60cm of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. If flood waters rise around your car, abandon it and move to higher ground. "Turn Around, Don't Drown" is a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) flood safety campaign.Got a good green tip to share? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or post on the EnviroHealth Forum – if it's a planet-saver, we'll publish it. - Olivia Rose-Innes, EnviroHealth Editor. @ORoseInn NEXT ON HEALTH24X Experience a contact lens that feels like nothing 2016-10-24 12:49 More: EnviroHealthGreen tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors K Naomi takes a stand and shows women how to fight back WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Live healthier Are you sure? » Aid your digestion What are digestive disorders? Are you really constipated? Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc. True of False? » SEE: How anaphylactic shock affects your body Stop believing these 10 allergy myths Do you still believe that hay fever is caused by hay? Or that food allergies are really common? No, and no again. We bust 10 myths about allergies.