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 email@example.com 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 South Africa’s greatest swimmer needs a prodigy 50 minutes ago Partner content 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 How to care for your vaginal flora Live healthier Hello? » SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Earworms: Let it go Is it bad to sleep with earplugs all the time? SEE: Do women hear better than men? The reason why men often appear not to be listening could be because they actually can't hear you. Confident smile? » Acidic drinks can harm your kids' smiles The facts on bleaching your teeth Am I taking good care of my teeth? Why are my teeth stained? We know the rules – brush your teeth twice a day and floss to keep them healthy. But, have you ever wondered what causes those stains that sometimes appear?