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Thread: Now I know what they mean by flash flooding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by MrsMoe4487
    Nope! Just from a lot of rain in a short amount of time!
    WOW again! You're lucky the car started.
    If the water isn't hitting your motor, you're generally ok in flood condition. The problem is that roads, driveways, etc. may have dips that suddenly put your engine partially underwater. If the water is up to your motor, starting the car could draw the water into the engine and destroy it.

    How do I know? I did it once. Thought I had enough clearance to go the last 50 feet home to my driveway. The car died, my husband, son and I pushed it the rest of the way home. DH did an immediate drain of all fluids in the engine - yes, there was water in the oil - and replaced them with "fresh" fluids. That saved the engine. DH said it could have gone either way, that we got very lucky.

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    Wish you could send some rain my way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueangel
    Wish you could send some rain my way.
    Indiana is a little dry too!! Glad you came out of the flash flood unscathed!

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    WOW! Glad you are ok!

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    In my area flash flooding is common. Also, more people are killed by flash flooding than any weather condition! Beware of wading thru those waters.

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    I am so happy to hear that you didn't suffer any damages!
    That is a LOT of water :(

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    It is great that your vehicles didn't suffer any damage. Now you know you don't want to park there if it is raining, I guess.

    Glad you were safe.

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    I'm glad your car started. Take care and stay safe!

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    I'm north of the cities, didn't get that much rain. WOW!

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    When Norfolk flood just before Thanksgiving, 2 years ago. My son's Dakota truck drown. So he replace it with a new Silverato with the biggest tires he could find. To me they look like something that should be on a semi and added 11 inches of lift. Now I need a ladder to get in the truck. I told him now with those tires he will probably float into the bay if he can not get above a flood with all that lift.
    The Navy guys always has a better Idea.

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