With a hurricane comes high winds and flooding rains, which can reap havoc on power lines and roads, making driving unsafe. Whether you experienced damage at your home or not, venturing out in your vehicle can still be dangerous so it’s important to practice safe driving. With these tips, you’ll be able to identify hurricane driving hazards and know how to avoid them.
Dangers of Driving During & After a Hurricane
When electrical lines go down during storms, whether they are utility, cable, or telephone cables, they can energize the other lines as well. Mix in water and even non-conductive materials around the effected lines can be electrified and create safety problems. If you see downed lines, stay away from them and allow the professionals to clean them up.
Driving in Hurricane-Effected Areas
Avoid driving during or immediately after a hurricane if at all possible. If you absolutely have to or if there is an evacuation underway, be watchful of power lines, tree limbs, and other road blockages. Driving over downed lines can cause your car to become energized, and in which case, you’ll want to remain in your car and call for help.
If you experience a cracked or damaged windshield during a hurricane, contact our team at Carolina Windshield Centers to schedule your repair or replacement appointment at 1-800-900-1505.