(HealthDay News) -- If the National Weather Service in your area has issued a flood warning, experts say you should avoid driving unless absolutely necessary.
The Ready.gov website offers this advice about driving during a flood:
Driving in just 6 inches of water can cause the car to stall, and water can begin to seep into the car.
A foot of water on the road will cause many vehicles to float.
Two feet of rushing flood water is enough to carry even pickup trucks and SUVs.
If you see a road that is flooded, do not attempt to drive on it.
Never drive through a barricade.
Follow designated evacuation routes and do not try to take a shortcut.