Householders and motorists should brace themselves for the possibility of storms, heavy rains and flash floods occurring across the country by taking precautions to safeguard their homes, possessions and, if possible, avoiding driving when the weather turns threatening, says Old Mutual Insure.
With warnings being issued about the possibility of inclement weather occurring across the country, people should be preparing themselves by taking the necessary steps to ensure that major assets escape damage and that they and their families are safe, says Christelle Colman, Insurance Expert at Old Mutual Insure.
“The most dangerous place to be caught in a storm is when you are driving. Country roads and crowded highways are equally dangerous. Roads that are slippery and flooded can spell disaster regardless of traffic loads. If the rain is heavy enough to impede your view of the road because your wipers can’t cope with the volume of water, the best thing to do is to pull up safely on the shoulder, put on your car’s hazards and wait for the squall to pass before proceeding on your journey.”
If stopping isn’t an option, says Colman, then consider: