The recent spate of record-breaking downpours and aggressive Atlantic storms have seen many towns and villages flood to previously unheard-of levels.
Unfortunately, the freak weather systems are showing no signs of dissipating and the next few days could see as much as a month’s worth of rainfall fall on already heavily-flooded areas.
In cases of severe flooding, you should reconsider making the journey at all.
The situation has forced families to evacuate houses as well as traverse perilous roads in order to escape waterlogged areas and reach safer ground.
Many of us have little, if any experience tackling submerged roads so Peter Rodger, the Institute of Advanced Motorists’ (IAM) chief examiner, has divulged some of his top tips for tackling deluged routes.
“In cases of severe flooding, you should reconsider making the journey at all,” explained Rodger. But if it is absolutely necessary, the IAM suggests drivers take the following precautions:
February 12, 2014