WATCH: Some people still don’t get the flood message
IT'S the same message every time.
Don't drive through flood water.
But some people just don't seem to get it....
Some fun facts about driving through flood water, courtesy of our friends at the SES:
There are decisions we are faced with that can be life or death.
Driving through floodwater is one of them.
NSW SES volunteers have undertaken 235 flood rescues across NSW in the past six months. Most of the people rescued had made the decision to drive their vehicle through a flooded road.
Did you know that 98% of flood related deaths in vehicles could have been avoided by making the decision to turn the car around?
There are many consequences to driving through floodwater…
-You could lose your life or kill members of your family or friends
-You could lead to the injury or deaths of the rescuers that come to your aid
-You could be fined for disobeying signage or barriers
-You could lose your insurance cover and your vehicle
-You could become sick from poisons and other contaminants including faeces