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Why You Should Avoid Driving in a Flood

1/3/2022 (Permalink)

Flooding is prevalent during the winter season in Hawai’i, on virtually all islands have had to combat the incessant raining that has occurred recently. It is easy to get impatient and wish to drive or do more than one’s essential task. But seeing that the East Honolulu like the rest of the island of O’ahu has been hit with hard rains and the omicron strain it might be best to stay inside. Here are a few reasons why you should not drive in the rain: 

Danger to You 

Flooding is the culmination of storm water that tends to be dangerous and hazardous to society. It is especially dangerous to the driver because it is hard to gauge the depth of flooded roads. Flooded areas are also unpredictable and change with the weather pattern, some floods can rapidly push objects-especially cars. You have no control on the current, therefore your safety. 

Damage to the Car 

There are certain parts of a car that will not function if they are damp or come in contact with water. Cars are automotive working because of gas, oil, heat, and electricity. Most of these chemicals do not react or like water and manufacturers have to adjust accordingly. Cars are meant to be submerged in water or in water at all. Some vehicles die on the spot if there is too much water in the system. Avoid these realities by staying in. 

Lack of Vision, is a danger to everyone 

Flooded areas often paint a misleading picture, because it is hard to gauge the depth of puddles. There could be debris floating inside, or other sinister objects that could not only affect your car but also the safety of the organisms within your car. 

It is inevitable, because life continues when it rains hard, because flooding happens. Life moves on and we adapt with it. SERVPRO of East Honolulu is here to clean up the pieces after tropical storms, or bad rainy weather for your properties. Keep your ohana safe by practicing diligence and necessity when leaving after heavy rains.

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