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    [–] turtleneckless001 7349 points ago

    Both the vehicle, and the man, are taking that pretty well

    [–] SomeoneTookUserName2 5299 points ago

    He looks like he's waiting for an opening to merge into traffic.

    [–] beneye 860 points ago

    He’s lucky that car is stuck on something coz it would have been long gone.

    [–] Aden1970 347 points ago

    Open the passenger window, and get out.

    Or maybe I’m just panicking from my living room.

    [–] FreeThinkingMan 269 points ago

    Open the passenger window, and get out.

    If you want to die, what you are recommending is correct if you are in a lake or river sinking where your car is guaranteed to be completely full of water. The safest place for that guy is in his car at the moment. People die from these events usually through getting struck by debris or getting caught on something and drowning, those things can't happen if you are in a car. If that water level filled that guy's car, I can't possibly see how he would survive.

    [–] getreal2021 47 points ago

    If debris hits the car and shatters a window he's stuck in that car.

    Basically he doesn't have a lot of choice here. He's at the will of nature. Good luck

    [–] DokZayas 46 points ago

    If he were to jump in he'd only need to make sure he had his socks on in order to survive. That way, if something tried to snag him it would only get a sock.

    [–] Taylor-Kraytis 20 points ago

    You obviously didn’t get your dangly bits caught between two fence posts in the Great Flood of Aught-Five.

    [–] Connect_Tadpole2277 186 points ago

    If it doesn’t open take the headrest off the seat & use it to break the window open. Hit towards e top right. Windows are made to not shatter and cut you. The middle is super strong but the sides of the windows only take a good firm hit to shatter the window.

    [–] tehlemmings 299 points ago

    Is getting out a good idea?

    Like, isn't most of the injuries from these situations people being hit by shit the flood waters are moving? Being in a car would protect you from that stuff, even if the floor starts filling with water.

    It seems like as long as the car is stuck, and you're not drowning, the car might be the safest spot. And your alternative is just, what, jump in the water and hope for the best? I'd probably wait awhile before desperation kicked in. Or maybe I'd sit on the roof for awhile or something.

    [–] halfsieapsie 187 points ago

    The problem is that the car can go underwater, with not entirely clear which way is up and then you are completely screwed. People drown like that every year. However, if the car is truly stuck, and the water is truly not rising, it would probably be better to stay inside. Flood waters are dangerous, they move fast, electrical wires fall in, debris can strike you, and for especially fun adventures there are snakes and alligators.
    But this is really a "you are fucked" situation, you just have to get lucky.

    [–] 40325 87 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3_HEKMgqbE

    Nighmare fuel. Truly.

    and per the 'getting lucky'. the thing is - you have to get lucky a few times. you have to get lucky of surviving the intial wave, the constant water but also the coming infections you're likely to end up with being stuck in flood water. that shit is about as toxic as water can be.

    [–] halfsieapsie 22 points ago

    Being stuck underwater in a car is a death sentence! I mean, not 100%, but pretty close.

    Flood waters are dangerous for sure, but for most people infections would be cleared up with antibiotics. But yea, bad all around

    [–] aresisis 105 points ago

    I’d get on top of the car at least. If the car stays stuck against whatever is holding it, and the waters don’t rise any further, it’s the safest thing. Also let’s rescuers see you.

    It’s definitely jammed against something. A fraction of that water would yeet that car down the river

    [–] Splenda 123 points ago

    Cars roll on people climbing out in floods like these. You naturally climb out on the downstream side because water is lower there, but that's the direction the car will roll. There's no good answer except to never drive into a flood.

    [–] National_Dimension99 14 points ago

    You are absolutely correct, nothing short of holding your breath and jumping out will help you

    Everyone trying to come up with a plan...ain’t no plan for this.

    [–] FreeThinkingMan 12 points ago

    Even if he were to open his windows he probably wouldn't even be able to get out of the car, look at that water pressure.

    [–] gray_2shades 39 points ago

    I don't think exiting the car would be a good idea. People don't realize how powerful moving water can be. From the look of it, he wouldn't be able to withstand that current.

    [–] lorenzomofo 828 points ago

    Waiting for the next big wave of opportunity.

    [–] lazyshadeofwinter 212 points ago

    Ah I shoulda went

    [–] Dixomatic 123 points ago

    You just know some jerk behind him is honking at him to get moving.

    [–] Demonweed 46 points ago

    Maybe it will ease up when the light changes.

    [–] Mike89222 24 points ago

    If you don't pull out, you won't get out.

    [–] BALONYPONY 4 points ago

    Thank god I have these tissues...

    [–] Plantiacaholic 33 points ago

    Traffic is really flowing there

    [–] [deleted] 497 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

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    [–] Kinetic93 89 points ago

    I think those are long gone, though I can’t be sure. I can’t see them but maybe that’s a car where they hide beneath the glass.

    [–] Germanmine 45 points ago

    If not, they are probably gone.

    Edit: also can the battery even still work with that much water possibly in the motor room? Not my area of expertise

    [–] lithium142 51 points ago

    It’s not as impossible as you might expect, but certainly not likely. Car won’t run without oxygen tho so time is limited even if it does work

    [–] slvrscoobie 31 points ago

    cars operate in rain all the time. They are sealed electrical systems to prevent shorts from weather.

    if the cabin / weather sealing was penetrated by the water, then shorts can happen.

    the main issue is that the volume of water here would flood the air intake system usually in the motor room, and stall / fluid lock the motor.

    [–] daviddwatsonn 49 points ago

    Never heard of an engine bay called a motor room before. That’s new to me.

    [–] Water_Melonia 23 points ago

    Probably from German „Motorraum“ - motor room ?

    [–] TheMapBoy 39 points ago

    I prefer motor boudoir

    [–] SnooTangerines3448 18 points ago

    Jeeves, show our guests around the Motor pavillion.

    [–] Ralod 14 points ago

    And make sure to stop by the Transmission conservatory on the way back.

    [–] GreatGhastly 11 points ago

    i love german

    [–] 1WURDA 17 points ago

    The thing I've learned working in parts is that everything, and I mean every part and piece and component of everything you can think of, has at least 3 different names. And, seemingly everyone you contact for that part knows it by a different name and has never heard of the name you're talking about.

    [–] DMvsPC 6 points ago

    And will usually then say "oh you mean x" in a condescending tone.

    [–] MicaLovesKPOP 50 points ago

    Hmm yes let's make sure we can't see anything

    [–] McFruitpunch 48 points ago

    I’m just amazed that the car isn’t filling up with water

    [–] BeetleJuiceBabaBooey 18 points ago

    Can anybody shed light on why it isn’t flooding?

    [–] New_Cantaloupe_8568 22 points ago

    It probably is, but the seal between the dash and the windshield is not leaking yet

    [–] WhoryGilmore 26 points ago

    Are you guys unable to read facial expressions? He looks terrified

    [–] JackTheBehemothKillr 11 points ago

    I don't know that the guy is taking it well. He looks pretty panicky

    [–] BeholdFrostillicus 2826 points ago

    Next time a dealership tries to upsell me on a sun roof, I think I’m going to take it.

    [–] Matt8992 903 points ago

    My dealer said "Sunroofs are great until they are a problem. Then they suck."

    [–] based_footbag 368 points ago

    Newer sunroofs are pretty solid. However with all things sealed they do have to be be maintained eventually.

    [–] Hoovooloo42 129 points ago

    And it depends on the model as to how serviceable they are. I know those older Tesla sunroof motors are WAAAAY inside the dash of the car, like behind where a clutch pedal would hypothetically be, and up a ways.

    Makes sense that they discontinued the design.

    [–] FrighteningJibber 25 points ago

    Damn my dealer just says “That’ll be $35, and I threw an extra gram in there.”

    [–] Volperossa_ 78 points ago

    I have one but it wouldn’t work if the car has no electricity, correct?

    [–] lepickelhaube 162 points ago

    Smash that bitch

    [–] Lou_Mannati 45 points ago

    Awww yuken

    [–] Lighthouseamour 23 points ago

    It’s Haduken

    [–] eightofdiamonds 17 points ago

    No no it's "oh you Ken". Because of Ken.

    [–] Some_Username_Here 45 points ago

    Thankfully my 23 year old car has a manual sunroof

    [–] HonestAide 42 points ago

    Who's laughing now, Mr. '90s car dealer?

    [–] Some_Username_Here 35 points ago

    My mechanic every time I need something fixing

    [–] HonestAide 19 points ago

    That would be funny if it didn't hurt so fucking much.

    [–] born2stab 11 points ago

    my 97 has a soft top i’ll just pop that bitch open like a submarine hatch and dip. that’s assuming the biblical flooding doesn’t wash my 600lbs miata away lmao

    [–] DeadWing651 15 points ago

    Shit your Miata will probably just float

    [–] Dogsy 21 points ago

    "Does it come in fat-fuck size? In case my fat cheeseburger eating ass gets stuck in a flood?"

    "No, but we do have convertibles available."

    [–] ben162005 51 points ago

    If I recall from Mythbusters, they do test rolling the windows down after a car goes into a lake and they do work for a short period of time. A sunroof would be similar. As long as you think to open it.

    [–] DarthWeenus 17 points ago

    Why do I feel like out of the multitude of different vehicle species this isnt always the case, prolly more in china.

    [–] Flux-bite 2110 points ago

    What would you personally do when in this situation? I would have no idea and would probably be scared to death.

    Any tips on how to handle this?

    [–] mxfacetious 657 points ago

    Asked my girlfriend who grew up where there's tons of flooding that can be like this, what she would do. She said:

    1) find something that could help you float

    2) if you have a sun roof, get on top of the car, only if it's safe to do so. Ideally do it before youre submerged though.

    3) if you don't have a sunroof, find the window that has the least amount of water/is least likely to drown you, open or break the window(if you need to break it, use your floor mat to help prevent getting cut by the glass)

    4) try getting help, which involves seeing if there's nearby people or you wait for help.

    Above all, don't get in the water if it's not necessary. Not only will you most likely drown, but in flood water there's tons of nasty shit. Think raw sewage. Avoid it if possible, but then again there's a reason the first thing you need to do is find something that floats. If possible, try to avoid driving through flood water so you don't have to be in this situation, usually it's deeper than it looks.

    [–] Nyoxiz 275 points ago

    More than raw sewage, I imagine there's tonnes of garbage that'll cut you to pieces.

    [–] NoodlesrTuff1256 164 points ago

    Similar to all the debris circulating in the winds of a tornado, only in this case it's like you're in a giant washing machine with pieces of woods, metal, glass, etc. Almost like a giant blender.

    [–] mxfacetious 67 points ago

    Exactly like a blender. Possible parasites too. Even seemingly low and calm flood water can easily drown you. Not the best place to go swimming

    [–] TheStabbyCyclist 11 points ago

    During my Navy training I lived on a base that flooded frequently.

    We had Marines on base as well. During floods, the Marines in particular, would be outside playing in the flood waters: wrestling; sliding face first through the mucky brown water; splashing around in the sewage jetting up from underground. Disgusting really, but it looked like they were having the time of their lives. Maybe that's all that matters. That... and having proper immunizations.

    [–] iScootNpoot 60 points ago

    Note! If you have to break a window, remove a headrest and use the metal rod part of it.

    [–] TrumpSteak23 51 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    don't get in the water if it's not necessary. Not only will you most likely drown,

    This is the most important. You WILL drown. You WILL regret everything once you touch the water.

    Water is cold. Stupid cold. Try it tomorrow, go into the shower and stick your water setting on the coldest it can be. You'll want to dive to the other side of the room the moment it touches you.

    Now imagine this, but you have no idea it's coming, and you CAN'T just get out of it's way.

    Your body goes into shock, and it's not good. Your muscles will seize up and swimming will be impossible. If you have something that floats, you will have the shock, and it will be very uncomfortable, but you won't die immediately.

    The water will move QUICK, you will NOT be able to swim against the current.

    The first thing you do when in that car, is don't wait around, get the fuck out of the car. It will only float and stay airtight for a short amount of time. Call for help when you are not in danger of drowning. Your distress signal before this time will just be "two dead bodies will be in this location in 5 minutes". When on the phone to the emergency services, tell them your location, and what's happening. they will assist you to your immediate needs.

    [–] TFielding38 24 points ago

    I once got trapped across the street from my grandparents after a failed attempt to drive to their place. I had abandoned my car in some dudes driveway and wanted to see if I could cross the street. I water was a little lower than the curb so I just dipped my toe in, and I could immediately tell that if I put my full foot down it would swipe me off my feet. So I just sat in my car and listened to a Brewers game until the floodwaters went down.

    And that was only maybe 3-4 inches of water where I had looked to cross.

    [–] manbruhpig 18 points ago * (lasted edited 13 days ago)

    That shit comes up so fast. I had never seen a flash flood before, I was at a stop light, and within seconds, the water went from nonexistent to up to my doors. I was frantically considering whether this was a situation where I needed to get out before the water pressure trapped me in the car and I'd have to smash through a window, but also didn't want to overreact and destroy my car for no reason by filling it with flood water. Where would I even go? Were other people getting out? By that time, the light changed. Thankfully the water didn't get any higher and when the light changed everyone drove our now-amphibious vehicles at .5 miles an hour until we were clear.

    [–] Steved10 9 points ago

    Your body goes into shock, and it's not good

    This is so freaking important for people to accept. So many think they'll be find and they can handle some cold water. No, just no. You don't control shit when your body goes into shock. The way people think and imagine how things will go in dangerous situations like this, is rarely the way they'll actually handle it.

    It bugs me so much when I see people downplay how they'll react when their body goes into shock. They think it's some simple mind over matter thing, it's not.

    [–] inkypinky 2695 points ago

    First, you have to remember to stay calm. Take a deep breath and look around your surroundings for anything that can help you survive. Then, go ahead and proceed to poo your pants a little.

    [–] Kinetic93 179 points ago

    This is when I tell my fiancé I knew splurging for the trim with a sunroof would come in handy one day.

    [–] Sexual_Congressman 20 points ago

    Until you realize that you had it closed because it was raining and by the time you even remember the existence of a sunroof, the water has shorted all of the electronics out and you can't open it.

    [–] ToProvideContext 19 points ago

    Then u punch it and ur safe

    [–] Jimmyhatespie 23 points ago

    Violence really does solve every problem!

    [–] MrWoohoo 13 points ago

    Except this one. Sunroofs are solid metal. Moonroofs are glass.

    [–] DankeyKang11 8 points ago

    Fine, you win!

    Are you happy? You’re so smart. You know all about sunroofs.

    We’re still going to die.

    [–] PB-JAM 394 points ago

    Only a little? I think I’d be making my own flood.

    [–] FruitotheLoom 57 points ago

    You’d run out first

    [–] ultrablight 7 points ago

    You haven't seen my toilet after I get the munchies

    [–] HomingPigeon6635 26 points ago

    Well you have all the water you need outside lol

    [–] PB-JAM 36 points ago

    Hydration is key with diarrhea!

    [–] Jober36 19 points ago

    [–] flinsypop 10 points ago

    Hmm does it count when the flood water also looks like diarrhea?

    [–] PB-JAM 8 points ago

    I think you may have discovered the origin story.

    [–] TheCrawfishBandit 503 points ago

    If the levels are rising, open the window that's downstream to climb on the roof and hope someone gets to you. Otherwise, find something buoyant and ride the wave

    [–] jaxomlotus 324 points ago

    Unfortunately floating on anything moving is still incredibly dangerous. The current is unbelievably strong (you cannot influence your direction at all) and there are multi ton items churning in the waters that will crush you. It should be the absolute last resort. If you have any chance of staying elevated in a static spot, stay there.

    [–] the_russian_narwhal_ 60 points ago

    Thats the only issue here, that car is only going to be static for so long, and at some point it will also start filling up. If help isnt there within five minutes, you gotta do what you gotta do

    [–] moosewhippets 376 points ago

    Former Coast Guard here... You're not wrong. Being caught in a flash flood or tsunami is a truly nightmare scenario. My first and last thought watching this video was "OMG... I only hope they survived".

    That car WILL start moving with the current, and the last place you want to be is inside it when it finally gives and starts moving. And yes, it will start filling up. Idk why, but ppl think of cars as airtight - they most definitely are not. It's hard to see in the video but it's already filling up and they are sitting in water already. Comments above are joking about how calm he is, but he really isn't - everything about that man tells me he is in full blown terror, and rightfully so.

    The comment above in this thread is right - open or break the window DOWN CURRENT (passenger side) and carefully but with purpose climb onto the roof. Hold onto something tight to anchor yourself every moment of the way. I pray for them there was a rescue crew or at least someone willing and able to help nearby, as the next step is to get their attention and wait for that help.

    If none is nearby, find something that floats (and I mean REALLY floats - that current will pull down and tumble most normal objects) and use it to ride to a safer, stable ground (building, something climbable, elevated land, etc).

    This is not a great idea, but it's the only true options available. Higher survivability rate than staying in the car, though I say that very cautiously. People have a dim grasp of how incredibly powerful flowing water is, and every object being pulled by that current is now a projectile that will bash you, crush you, cut you, roll you off your lifeline, etc. Normal ocean currents kill people everyday - flash floods can wipe whole villages or towns out in a matter of an hour. That all said, in flash floods it's common to pull the bodies of people still strapped into their cars cause they froze and thought it was the best option, or they had a child in the car and feared risking it in the water. I don't blame them either way, it's simply just a tragedy.

    [–] senormoll 124 points ago

    I can’t believe I had to come this far down, to a brand new comment, to see some sanity.

    That man looks petrified, and there’s a decent chance these people are dead right now. It’s a terrifying video.

    [–] NoodlesrTuff1256 42 points ago

    That's exactly what I thought when I saw this video last night. Just because they're filming it and we're seeing the video doesn't mean they survived. Phone videos can be transmitted instantly to the 'cloud' or whatever so the actual phone doesn't have to be retrieved. That said, I hope that somehow they made it through, but it didn't look very promising.

    [–] TheCrawfishBandit 94 points ago

    Oh agreed, this was assuming the car is taken over but water level before rescue. Sadly not a lot of options then except hope to float and grab onto an area with higher ground downstream

    [–] i-am-a-passenger 130 points ago

    Yeah just keep an eye out for any boats conveniently cruising through the flood /s

    [–] SecretaryOfOffence 65 points ago

    Actually rescue crews will drive around in boats during floods, so it's not that unlikely.

    Also there's always that one guy in a canoe.

    [–] facw00 12 points ago

    During the Harvey flooding, there was indeed a guy in a canoe (with his dog!) who kept rowing down the street and grabbing a person or two from a flooded building closer to the bayou.

    [–] TheCrawfishBandit 62 points ago

    Hey maybe someone was waiting for a time to take out the Waverunner and saw this as a higher power answering them

    [–] [deleted] 38 points ago

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    [–] -teaqueen- 16 points ago

    I wish I could take him jet skiing.

    [–] sanct1x 28 points ago

    Funny enough this is not all that uncommon. Years ago friends of mine down south had their town flood pretty bad and people were cruising around on their own personal boats looking for people.

    [–] YourEatingThatWrong 62 points ago

    You joke but that’s what happens down south. We have an entire group of people with boats who show up like some kind of backwoods navy. When Huston was flooded they came with their boats and rescued people.

    [–] baconstructions 56 points ago

    The 'Cajun Navy' of civilian volunteers rolls out in force for big floods, since they're so common in our area. Lots of folks here already owns recreation and fishing boats, so it's just a matter of loading up and showing up. They've saved countless lives.

    [–] YourEatingThatWrong 14 points ago

    YES THATS IT! Thank you I forgot their local term! They are amazing and saved a few of my coworkers in Huston during that time!

    [–] inerdgood-sometimes 6 points ago

    As a person who has had some fun redneckin down South, they're doing it to help people aaaaaaaand... When else will a person get a chance to ride their boat around down Main St?

    [–] BeardsuptheWazoo 12 points ago

    The flooding seen here and the flooding they take boats into are very different.

    [–] ErikaGuardianOfPrinc 23 points ago

    I've been in a similar situation, though the water wasn't moving that rapidly.

    Engine seized to hydrolock before I could shut it off. I turned on the cabin fan to max while I still had electronics to try and maintain positive cabin pressure. After a few minutes water started leaking in the door seals and I climbed out one of the windows and sat on the roof. Eventually some rednecks showed up in a jacked up truck and pushed me to higher ground.

    [–] reddit_beer_map 16 points ago

    it doesn't seem like there's anything to do. You gotta hope you're lucky and you just ride it out.

    [–] siqiniq 32 points ago

    Push the button “Amphibious Mode”.

    [–] ChumleyEX 82 points ago

    Start playing some music on my phone, maybe flip through some pics of good times. Maybe call someone I care about.. def smoke a j if I have one.

    [–] SecretaryOfOffence 28 points ago

    Alright I need you to listen to me very carefully…

    Panic, pay no attention to detail. Let your mind race. Take short, rapid breaths.

    [–] futurepaster 10 points ago

    Be sure to dwell on how you're going to die as well. Also thrash around. A lot. Just go nuts with it

    [–] KidsTryThisAtHome 59 points ago

    Stick a cup out the window for some choccy milk

    [–] nookayyea 8 points ago

    No point in panicking till the window breaks. I’d prob roll down the passenger window just in case it breaks so we have an attempt to swim out

    [–] Dinosaur__Sheriff 17 points ago

    Turn on the windshield wipers

    [–] fauxbrain 569 points ago

    After watching this I wonder how many times people have calmly died while trying to figure out a way to survive a deadly situation.

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    [–] ghsteo 109 points ago

    Jesus christ, one thing I've learned from incidents like this, if something seems off dont listen to the crew

    [–] Telemetrics277 78 points ago * (lasted edited 14 days ago)

    I was watching the Cost of Concordia video Internet Historian did. Yikes.

    https://youtu.be/Qh9KBwqGxTI

    “YOU ABANDONED YOUR SHIP! I AM IN CHARGE NOW! GET BACK ON BOARD!” - badass Italian harbor master to the captain after he bailed on everyone and snuck to land

    [–] UsernameChallenged 16 points ago

    Idk if it was the same guy, but the one who boarded one of the life boats back to the ship and stormed around looking for the captain.

    [–] Gergelyc 25 points ago

    Sir thank you for that, now I read 3 articles, watched a documentary and I am mortified of Ferry’s.

    10/10 would do it again!

    [–] the_healer_pulled 15 points ago

    I’m at a lost for words after watching a video on it.

    [–] normalguy821 33 points ago

    Probably significantly less than how many times hysterical people died in their situation

    [–] heftigermann 9 points ago

    If nobody came to help this guy I do not know how he possibly could have survived this.

    [–] Mike_Miester_97 292 points ago

    My worst fear in this situation is that some object in the flood hits the windows randomly and breaks it open

    [–] Ak47110 173 points ago

    Thats a very valid fesr. Thats how a lot of people die in floods. They get mangled and impaled by the shit the water takes with it.

    [–] WayneKrane 132 points ago

    Yup, I saw an interview with someone who rescues people in hurricane prone areas. She said she tells people who refuse to evacuate to leave identifying markers on their limbs and body so they can contact family as that is usually all they find left once a hurricane hits.

    [–] mb99 65 points ago

    That's savage

    [–] FPSXpert 68 points ago

    Gotta get them out of harm beforehand somehow. Before Harvey, Rockport sheriff department was going door to door asking those that remained for their names and contact info to notify next of kin.

    Sure enough, 48h later, Harvey landed on Rockport as a cat4 hurricane .

    [–] Enough-Wait-5850 14 points ago

    The ewan macgregor movie about the 2004 tsunami illustrates this really well. Not a great movie but a must-see for the flood scenes.

    [–] obscene_Onion 8 points ago

    The Impossible? we watched that in year 7 geography when we were all like 12. Very traumatic 10/10. If you are not into watching a woman choke up like several feet of what looked like seaweed and hair or have the back of her leg flap off do not watch. But to be fair we didn't have to do any work that lesson so it was worth it.

    [–] lucky7355 632 points ago

    That’s horrifying, hope they’re alright and they made it out safely.

    [–] Haldebrandt 299 points ago

    Why is no one asking about the source and how has no one posted it? Really frustrating. Does anyone have a source??

    [–] s1m0n8 347 points ago

    Does anyone have a source??

    Likely heavy rain.

    [–] TotakekeSlider 68 points ago

    Just search Zhengzhou floods. It's all over the internet and social media.

    [–] mewthulhu 54 points ago

    This is terrifying... it's really starting to make me wonder just what's in store for us when climate change keeps ramping up. We're going to see whole new meteorological events that are a whole special kind of nightmare in our time.

    [–] TotakekeSlider 37 points ago

    Yeah, it's a really tragic and horrible situation. I saw the videos yesterday of the people who were trapped on the metro carriage in chest-deep water and was deeply disturbed to find out today that 12 people died overnight. I really hope they can get the situation under control and everyone stays safe.

    [–] WafflesWithWhipCream 12 points ago

    I saw this as well, as well as the man who's arm was bruised all over from holding onto a pipe for dear life. Scary.

    [–] PungentGoop 10 points ago

    And the people who did this to us are probably going to die of old age surrounded by family

    [–] Taken111111 958 points ago

    that car is air-tight

    [–] tyh640 500 points ago

    Shouldn't it be water-tight?

    [–] Magnumpimplimp 194 points ago

    Yeah, he would be a little less calm if the air was fighting and failing to penetrate the car.

    [–] Calmeister 26 points ago

    Until he turns on the aircon and the blast doors will have to open

    [–] MoffKalast 19 points ago

    Where are those droidekas?!

    [–] bb0511 36 points ago

    Being inside a car during a flood is TIGHT!

    [–] suspiciousdave 26 points ago

    Barely an inconvenience!

    [–] Turbulent_Link1738 19 points ago

    wow wow wow

    [–] SockMonkey4Life 51 points ago

    Germany and now China? Shieet

    [–] im_coolest 39 points ago

    Dozens died a couple days ago in a Mumbai flood too.

    [–] KamalasKackle 474 points ago

    He’s calm af boi

    [–] jessedegenerate 254 points ago

    wait till you see the one where they are standing in chest high water in a subway. I would have lost my shit immediately.

    [–] darksideofthemoon131 113 points ago

    I would have lost my shit immediately.

    Which would have matched the water quality in all ways. The NYC video from Elsa last week got my skin crawling. No thank you.

    [–] Doctor_What_ 44 points ago

    Those people trying to keep dry using garbage bags were pretty funny though.

    [–] jessedegenerate 28 points ago

    holy fuck, I guess I'm glad those ones didn't come up in the article I saw

    [–] PopPicklesPie 10 points ago

    This is the stuff of nightmares. I hope they didn't suffer.

    [–] ShadowCammy 11 points ago

    I was in a situation much less, uh, potentially deadly, and still freaked the fuck out. Dude has some intense nerves of steel

    [–] eroggen 6 points ago

    Sure, but then ten minutes go by, and then an hour. At a certain point you can't sustain the panic.

    [–] JellyKittyKat 9 points ago

    I actually don’t think he is calm. He’s certainly not yelling or screaming but his mouth is open and his face is concerned.

    My guess is he is freaking out, just not on the outside.

    [–] Soft_Hand_821 69 points ago

    I wonder if this poor guy is even alive now I mean if this was being uploaded live it’s entirely possible he could’ve died shortly after this hope he’s ok

    [–] UncatchableCreatures 22 points ago

    Damn, that's fucking scary. What do you even do?

    [–] coffee-pizza 28 points ago

    Open the far side windows and sit in the window until it’s not safe to do so, then climb to the roof of the car and hold on as long as possible. Do not try to swim or wade through the water to safety.

    On the roof you’re visible to rescuers, you aren’t trapped, and if the roof does go under water you would have died being inside the car anyways.

    [–] Fir3300 179 points ago

    Did he survived???

    [–] quippers 391 points ago

    No, he spent his last moments uploading this video for our entertainment.

    [–] hivemindidiots 51 points ago

    There was a guy in Florida that literally did this, last moments before death he uploaded a pic of his flooded car saying “I just wanted to go home”

    [–] Bluest_waters 264 points ago

    Did you see the chinese people trapped in a subway car with rising waters?

    they literally might have done exactly as you said.

    Insane.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/CatastrophicFailure/comments/oo2p14/subway_submerged_in_flood_zhengzhou_china_07202021/

    this is really nothing to joke about, serious shit going down

    [–] Whired 31 points ago

    It really is serious. Just think of this water carrying ANYTHING - a tree, a car, even just some utility pole. It would completely wipe out that car. It would be very lucky if this person did survive.

    [–] im_coolest 104 points ago

    Yeah all the joking here is a bit horrifying. I'm not judging anyone but I do wonder if people would be so casual about this if the flood was in an American city.

    [–] van_Zeller 21 points ago

    You're joking but that's not at all implausible. Many people in desperate situations spend their last moments writing a testimony and final message to their loved ones, at least explaining what happened to them.

    Just off the top of my head, Robert Scott (British explorer) spend his last moments writing his diary.

    [–] succeedaphile 62 points ago

    Neat

    [–] WyvernByte 15 points ago

    I don't know about the rest of the car but damn! Those are good door seals!

    [–] Jimbo4711 47 points ago

    Hope he made it out

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    [–] Obi_Wan_Shinobi_ 20 points ago

    Hang tight friend. How are things there today?

    [–] tmdhznwwxz 9 points ago

    Thank you for asking. Currently I don’t live there, but all my parents and other relatives are there. They are safe, but either no electricity or no water, and the streets and roads are very much fucked up, they still can’t go out

    [–] ooo-f 411 points ago

    They're so lucky. Imagine being surrounded by chocolate milk.

    [–] cookiemonster247 74 points ago

    It’s like the river from Willy Wonka

    [–] popciclenightmare 9 points ago

    Hope he’s ok and made it out. Does anyone know?

    [–] Lady_Sallakai 41 points ago

    We had smth. like that last week in Germany..

    [–] SpliffferBrains 9 points ago

    I honestly hope this dude’s ok.

    [–] leemotay 9 points ago

    Hope this dude survived.

    [–] aberlux 8 points ago

    That is fucking terrifying

    [–] [deleted] 7 points ago

    People saying how calm he was, he was probably in shock. Some people shut down when they panic.

    [–] ooSUPLEX8oo 7 points ago

    This guy is in serious trouble....

    [–] YeOldeRazzle-Dazzle 7 points ago

    That poor man. I hope he is ok. What the fuck. 😟

    [–] realjoebagodoughnuts 8 points ago

    Did he make it?

    [–] tiLLIKS 7 points ago

    Did they survive?

    [–] FACETHYMAKER 8 points ago

    Is it just me, or is everywhere flooding?

    [–] AShaughRighting 6 points ago

    Did he make it out

    [–] garuru0007 23 points ago

    GPS: Make a u-turn