Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Offers Safety Tips for Flood Safety
With flash flood warnings in effect throughout the region, the Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management asks drivers to keep the following flood facts and tips in mind:
· Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars causing loss of control and possible stalling.
· A foot of water will float many vehicles.
· Two feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles including sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pick-ups.