How Should Vehicle Contents Be Done in Floods and Floods?

How the occupants should behave in floods and floods
How the occupants should behave in floods and floods

During the flood and flood incident in İzmir, dozens of citizens who were left with their vehicles in the puddles had a hard time.

One of the questions that comes to mind after the sight of the vehicles in the rain water in the morning traffic of the city is "What should the occupants do in such a situation?" happened.

Advanced Driving Techniques Expert Mert İntepe said that the occupants of the vehicles in the puddle would be safer in the vehicle up to a certain level and warned that different dangers would be encountered in case of going out of the vehicle with panic.


Along with the images recorded in Izmir, what should be done for those caught in the vehicle in flood and flood disaster came to the agenda. Making a statement to Radio Traffic about the subject, Advanced Driving Techniques Expert Mert İntepe explained the possible dangers and what to do.

Stating that there are two dangers in a vehicle entering into flood water and puddle, İntepe said that the first one is the water filling into the car and the other is the vehicle's engine stopping the engine.

Stating that the vehicle will not be damaged as long as the vehicle is running, Mert İntepe; “But if the car stalls due to water entering, do not try to start the car in the water. "You can do much greater damage."

Stating that it is not possible to move outside of an amphibious vehicle in an excessive puddle, İntepe emphasized that such conditions are road conditions that emergency vehicles should be involved in.

"They get off the car and face the risk of drowning"

The Advanced Driving Techniques Specialist, who stated that as long as the wheels can touch the ground while moving in the puddle and in the current, water will not enter through the door filters:

“Door filters are made accordingly. But when you are unable to move with your vehicle, the danger begins for you, your family, and the occupants of the vehicle. Because gradually the water will start to come in. Staying in the car may seem a little safe if you start drifting at some point from then on, if it doesn't reach the sea… The danger of drowning is much higher when you get out of the car. People are getting off their heels and they are in danger of drowning. "

Stating that there is not much to do when the water level reaches the mouth-nose level while in the vehicle, İntepe emphasized that when the water is at the foot level, being scared and jumping out of the car can have more fatal consequences.

Stating that the rise in the water level should be followed first when a puddle or flood waters are entered, İntepe continued as follows:

“How high does the water rise in the car? Because it is very difficult to sit in water after a while. When human beings start to feel cold and your ankles start to get wet, your thinking, concentration and reaction changes. You want to do something else. So you will need to throw yourself out. Maybe it is safe to put your feet on the seat and wait in the car until the water reaches the seat level. If you don't know where to get off, you still need to wait in the car up to seat level. "


Stating that if the vehicle does not go towards the sea in flood water, if the drivers are between the streets, if the water does not reach the level of drowning the vehicle occupants, Mert İntepe stated that his suggestion is to stay in the vehicle; “If this car is not heading towards the sea, if it is on the streets in the houses between the estates, if the water does not bring you to the level of drowning, it is very dangerous to jump out of the car with children and try to swim… Because you are in a dirty water. The poisoning rate is very high. If the stream has flooded, the rate of illness is probably very high. The possibility of living in that water that the human body cannot handle is very difficult with cold. You are barely holding on for 7-8 minutes. The feeling of excitement and panic cannot manage this with cold. " said.

İntepe also mentioned the necessity of not removing the seat belt of the occupants of a vehicle dragged in flood water; “Are you dragging? Take off the seat belt. This will not cause you to skid in the vehicle. Don't hit your head and faint. " used the expressions.


Flood etc. Mert İntepe, an Advanced Driving Techniques Specialist, who also mentioned that drivers should turn to places where traffic is open in case of disasters; “It is useful to go to the direction where the traffic is clear. It is beneficial to listen to the open and not flooded points with devices such as radio and head towards that direction. Because people all over the world try to move from a hurricane, flooded area to another point. " said.

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