Flood waters may not look all that threatening on TV, especially if you’re a skilled swimmer. But flash floods, like what recently happened in the Midwest, are actually incredibly dangerous, and they can strike with little to no warning. This is what you should do if you or your vehicle gets swept away by the raging…
For three weeks in February, torrents of water rushed down the emergency spillway at Oroville dam, prompting fears that the entire structure would collapse. New images show what’s left of the 3,000-foot long concrete spillway—and the tremendous challenge that now confronts repair crews.
This is quite possibly the greatest piece of local news entertainment in the “automotive comedy” category in years.
In a video-taped incident reportedly occurring during Louisiana floods that killed at least three people by Saturday night, yells of “I’m drowning!” came from a nearly submerged Mazda Miata. Upon finding the car, a boater carried out an intense save of its driver—and her dog—once it sank.
What happens when you combine dry soil, heaps of rain, and a low-lying highway? Well, the rain gets repelled by the dry dirt, and gravity sends it downhill toward the highway, ultimately creating a violent river in only a matter of seconds.
“Copy that. Why are you doing that? Why are you doing that?! Ugh. God...da...” And thus begins the flood rescue that you always envision in your head happening, actually happening.
For the few remaining people who haven’t decided to buy an Amphicar, there’s a few rules to be followed when driving through an area undergoing flooding. Actually, there’s one rule: don’t drive into any puddles that look like lakes. This Saturn driver somehow didn’t seem to understand that idea.
The Lamborghini Gallardo is now officially the most versatile vehicle on the planet. Who needs a Land Rover when you can have one of these?
Floods in San Francisco? STI! (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Sad news to report out of Katy, Texas, where a local TV station was reporting on a flooded road and a snake trying to dodge traffic/kill tires. The snake was actually doing OK until it met a Chevy Malibu, which promptly attacked the snake. And it was all captured on video.
Let's say you're riding down the highway in a sportbike when suddenly the road turns into a river. Will you and your motorcycle survive? It's possible!
This might look like a Range Rover publicity shot, but it's just a shot of an ordinary driver beating the heavy floods that hit England last week.
Calgary, which is a city in Canada, which is a mystical place that you can get to if you drive North enough on the highway, is experiencing some major flooding right now. That hasn't stopped some Calgarians from attempting a little boating, which is really totally stupid according to Mayor Naheed Nenshi.
On May 31st, storm chaser Chris Novy was driving around the Oklahoma tornadoes when he saw the road ahead of him was flooded. He pulled a u-turn to get out of the way, but plunged into a hidden embankment. His dashcam recorded the horrifying drop.