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 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 Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.