Summer brings flash floods in many parts of the U.S. and Canada. Floods create dangerous driving conditions - a flash flood can rise in minutes. Advice from the Center for Transportation Safety: Don't drive during a flood unless it's absolutely necessary, If you must drive:
- Stay alert and drive cautiously. Pay attention to barricades and road signs and stay off the phone.
- Do not drive through standing water. Roads covered by water are more likely to collapse, and standing water can stall your engine.