How to survive flash flooding


SECONDS MATTER WHEN YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF YOUR CAR. PAUL: METEOROLOGIST JONATHAN CONDER SHOWS US WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ONLY HAVE SECONDS TO SURVIVE. JONATHAN: LAST YEAR, A WOMAN, HER FRIEND, AND HER CHILD STUCK IN FLASH FLOODING.>>WE CAN’T GET OUT. JONATHAN: LUCKILY, THEY WERE ABLE TO GET OUT ALIVE, BUT THAT’S NOT ALWAYS THE CASE IT’S A DEATH THAT HAPPENS IN JUST SECONDS. WE ALWAYS WARN YOU TO NEVER DRIVE INTO FLOOD WATERS. NOW I’M GOING TO SHOW YOU THE DANGER FIRST HAN THIS IS A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT AND WE HAVE THE OKLAHOMA CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT, DIVE TEAM ON HAND. IMAGINE DOING THI AT NIGHT, AND U.S. KIDS TO THE BACK SEA AND YOU ENTERED A NIGHTMARE YOU ARE PROBABLY NOT GOING TO SURVIVE. WHEN YOUR CAR SINKS, THERE’S OVER 2000 POUNDS OF PRESSURE PUSHING AGAINST YOUR DOO YOUR DOOR WILL NOT OPEN. THERE IS SO MUCH PRESSURE OF WATER PUSHING UP AGAINST THE DOOR, THE ONLY WAY YOU WILL GET OUT IS HAVING THE WINDOW GO DOWN. IF YOU DO NOT DO YOUR WINDOW DOWN, IT WILL BE HARD TO TRY TO BREAK OUT. NEV FORGET THE FRONT WINDSHIELD, USE A TOOL TO CRACK THE GLASS OR YOU WILL HAVE TO KICK IT OUT. AFTER MONTHS OF PLANNING AND CORONARY — COORDINATING, WE’RE READY TO SHOW YOU WHAT TO DO WHEN ONLY SECONDS COUN THE NEXT 40 SECONDS TO ME THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH. FIRST THING YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO DO IS GET THE SEAT BELT OFF. ALRIGHT, IF YOU HAVE KIDS IN THE BACK SEAT, YOU’RE GOING TO WA TO GET THE OLDEST KID UNBUCKLED FIRST. GET THEM OUT. 10 SECONDS DOWN, PUSH THEM OUT THE WINDOW. FOLKS, YOU’RE NOT GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF TIME. YOU’RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO PUSH THIS DOOR OPEN. THERE IS SO MUCH PRESSURE PUSHING UP AGAINST IT. THE WATER IS FILLING IN RIGHT NOW. THIS CAR IS GOING TO SINK VERY FAST. 20 SECONDS. OK, WATER IS COMING IN, TIME TO GET OUT. 30 SECONDS. 40 SECONDS. SO, YOU’RE OUT OF THE CAR, THEN WHAT?>>IF THE WATER IS STATIONARY, YOU CAN GO TO THE TOP OF THE CAR. IF IT IS MOVING AT ALL, GET AWAY FROM IT. TRY TO GET TO THE BANK. JONATHAN: YOU WILL WANT TO GET ON YOUR BACK, FLOAT DOWNSTREAM WITH YOUR FEET FIRST OF PUSH OFF ANYTHING THAT HITS YOU. THAT IS WHEN YOU TRY TO CALL 911. JUST REMEMBER, EVERY FLASH FLOOD DEATH IS PREVENTABLE. JUST DON’T GO INTO FAST MOVING WATER. BUT IF YOU DO FIND YOURSELF IN THAT PRIDICAMENT, REMEMBER THESE

9 thoughts on “How to survive flash flooding

  1. How to survive a indoor flood (inside your house)
    Open all the doors inside
    The water will leak out to your yard and it will be good to have your lawn wet

  2. What about the second kid? He said get the oldest unbuckled so ur sayin my baby just died huh?

  3. here's several suggestions for surviving any situation

    1. Have food stock:

    2. Find a shelter:

    3. Know the dangers:

    (I learned these and the reasons they work on Marla Survive System website )

  4. Another tip for this is if u ever drive or get in a car in the rain, put your phone in a ziplock bag. You can use your phone to call for help if that happens to you.

  5. Float downstream feet first, thats when you call 911… with a wet phone that doesnt work.

  6. Me and my bro and sis are at home alone and there are flash flood warning right now. I hope nothing too bad but I’m looking this stuff up just in case.

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