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Never drive in uncharted waters...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 30 June 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio. these unfortunate persons did last Monday, after Tropical Storm Debby dumped 14.5 inches [38.6 cm] in our town. This photo was taken 24 hours after the two cars were stranded; back then, only their windows were expopsed. It took rescue efforts to extract the drivers of the cars.

This is not at all silly, but I do think it fits the new Seeing Silly theme, because driving into a "puddle" may be more than you bargain for!

SONY DSLR-A100 1/250 second F/9.0 ISO 100 195 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I think that puddle was a bit too big to drive into, but some people just have to try ! Great documentary image

30 Jun 2012 8:39am

@Doug: You are so right, Doug ... and perhaps a senior citizen's judgment was off!

Susan Rose from Georgia, United States

A GOOD DOCUMENTARY OF "SILLINESS." The Road Closed sign seems quite redundant. : )
Something similar happened to my mother once after a heavy Florida rain (with me and my sisters in the car). Mama thought the water running over the road was just a few inches deep...but it was TWO FEET deep. The car engine stopped, and when I opened the door, water filled the interior floor. Not as bad as in your photo...more of an "adventure" for us kids.

30 Jun 2012 11:22am

@Susan Rose: The sign was obviously placed there AFTER the emergency situation was reported, part of the detour path. ... Your story must have been funny for the kids, but not so for your mom. My husband is one who wants to test his abilities; I'm the chicken! ;D

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

I think it fits that theme very well. People tend to misjudge the water especially in places where this rarely happens. Fine action shot.

30 Jun 2012 2:42pm

@Slackwater - Don: Thank you, Don ... I appreciate your comment.

l'angevine from France

pas marrant cette scène

30 Jun 2012 3:56pm

@l'angevine: Vous êtes si bon!

franz from Baden, Austria

amazing .... i never cease to wonder at people who pay so little attention to the circumstances around them! they should be used to situations like this by now ...

30 Jun 2012 8:27pm

@franz: We live in a senior community and I am sure some are challenged. I ache to think how the person who drove into the 'too deep' water must have felt when they had to be rescued. This is a VERY uncommon occurrance.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, you had some serious flooding. I always hear that one should never drive into any water.

30 Jun 2012 9:27pm

@B. Thomas: We never experienced 'driving through water' issues in the northeast, until we spent some time in the southwest. We saw signs telling us not to drive through ... I forget the word used ... in other words, gullies. The flooding in our area of Florida is so uncommon, that people are unaware. ;(

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Wow, that's pretty dramatic!

30 Jun 2012 9:47pm

@Rick: Thank you, Rick, and you are right ... it was a sad and dramatic event.

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

That is a lot of water. People have in their mind to go from point A to point B whatever the circumstances are. And like you showed us here, some don't make it.

1 Jul 2012 1:20pm

@Don Levesque: How right you are ... and just aren't thinking as they drive to their "point B" ... ;(

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

ugh! good shot with a VERY relevant theme!!

2 Jul 2012 10:54pm

@Tim: Thanks, Tim for going back to see the storm we had up here, a little more than an hour north of where you were. We were okay, but as you can see, some others were not. One house, directly opposite of where the car is in the water had several feet of water inside. It's being stripped clear of everything that got wet; what a MESS!

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

I think it fits the theme perfectly! And to top it all this is a great shot.

8 Jul 2012 7:27am

@dobbino: Thank you so much for your comment!

1/250 second
ISO 100
195 mm (35mm equiv.)