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How to Escape Your Car in a Flood

Only a foot or two of water can sweep away everything from sedans to trucks

As Hurricane Ida brought torrential rains into the Northeast, flash floods overwhelmed cars, trapped passengers and caused people to drown.

In the aftermath of the storm, emergency rescue workers and safety experts are urging people to learn how to stay safe in dangerous storms.

Their advice starts with a warning: Do not try to cross a flooded road. Most vehicles, from tiny sedans to large trucks, will be swept away in just one to two feet of water. But during flash flooding, many drivers do not realize the danger at crossings.

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