How much water does it take before a car is swept away?

Floods December 03, 2009 Print Friendly and PDF
A car can be swept away in 2 feet of water. A car will float if water is deep enough to reach the car body. Because water is very dense, flowing water exerts a large force that can easily push very heavy objects.

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