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 Cipla today announced the launch of its innovative inhaler called Synchrobreathe. Live healthier How loud is too loud? » Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance. Get back into your healthy habits » 7 beach sports to keep you active 7 reasons to start running Here's how to get yourself back into exercise after a break 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 With the festive season at an end, getting back into your fitness routine should be a breeze with these five steps.