Bear Grylls on How to Survive a Flash Flood

Flash Flood Characteristics and Causes Flash floods can occur in minutes due to heavy rain, earthquakes, or overflowing lakes and rivers, affecting urban and wild areas.

River Flood Risks Rivers, even dry ones, are prone to flash floods. Heavy rain miles away or snowfall can cause sudden, unexpected flooding.

Assessing Flood Risks: Evaluate flood risks by examining river banks and surrounding plains for signs of previous high water levels, and avoid camping near rivers.

Safety During Floods On foot, avoid crossing flood waters, move to higher ground, and use a stick to probe the ground ahead for hidden dangers.

Vehicle Flood Safety Don't drive through high flood waters. Open windows and doors if submerged, unfasten seatbelts, break side windows for escape, and avoid drinking flood water.