Flash Flood Videos Show Cars Submerged by Water in Several States

Intense weather conditions have resulted in flooding across different states in the last 24 hours, with many people posting their videos to social media.

Flash flooding most regularly occurs after heavy rain, with water levels rising quickly. This increases the level of danger as the increase in water levels and fast-moving water can result in people being swept away.

WXII 12 News anchor Kenny Beck took to Twitter to share a video showing flooding conditions in Clemmons, a village in North Carolina.

The video, filmed inside of a car, shows vehicles driving through a partially flooded road as heavy rain continued to fall.

"Flash flooding in Clemmons—this footage from Mark Pace is from Lewisville-Clemmons Road in Clemmons near the Lowes Foods," Beck captioned the video.

Chief meteorologist at ABC 6 News Chris Kuball shared a video of more intense flooding conditions in Albert Lea, a city in Minnesota.

"Flash flooding in Albert Lea is significant! Reports of 4-5 inches of rain in and around town," he tweeted.

"Stay out of flooded areas! This shot is from Main Street near Dollar General."

The video shows multiple cars half-submerged due to the increased water level. Two people can also be seen walking slowly through the flooded area towards a less flooded sidewalk.

Emergency vehicles can also be seen parked in the background.

KIMT 3 News' meteorologist Ryan Knapp also shared a video of Albert Lea and its flooding conditions.

"Severe flooding in Albert Lea right now at St. Mary's Avene and E main street," he captioned the video.

The brief footage shows a road closed off with multiple cars nearly completely submerged in the flooded road.

Another video, posted by Twitter page Weather Nation, also showed heavy rain and motorists dealing with the rising water levels.

"This is what it looks like in New Orleans, Louisiana, today as flash flooding has been ongoing all day long," the tweet read.

"Slow-moving storms are to blame for this heavy rainfall. A few more inches of rain is possible through this evening."

The video showed people walking around with umbrellas in the rain and roads starting to flood. Cars can also be seen attempting to drive through the flooded roads slowly.

ABC 6's meteorologist Spencer Furman gave tips on how to avoid the dangers of flash floods and prevent injury and or death.

"Turn around, don't drown, that is the bottom line," he said.

"Don't ever go into a flooded area because it only really takes about 6 inches of running water to drop you and basically move you a lot easier.

"It takes 1 or 2 feet of rushing water, depending on how high the suspension is off the ground in your vehicle, to float most vehicles.

"Again, you don't want to drive through a flooded area mainly because it only takes a foot or two to move most of those vehicles.

"It is the top thunderstorm killer in the U.S., about 100 Americans die each year, and driving at night is the deadliest combination because it is a lot harder to see the roads directly in front of you."

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Stock image of cars driving on a flooded road. Intense weather conditions has resulted in flooding across different states in the last 24 hours with many people posting their videos to social media. Getty