WHEN THE WATER RISES, THINK F.I.R.S.T.
You can never be too careful once the monsoons set in. Streets get slippery, visibility is impaired, and you would have to deal with flooded roads. Stay safe. Keep your vehicle damage-free during the rainy season. All you have to do is ASK.
Assess the flood conditions.
You don’t want to be another victim with your car stuck in the flood. Take a moment to see if you can actually drive through the water. Ask yourself:
Can I see dry road up ahead or a possible exit route nearby?
Can I determine the depth of the water based on the other vehicles passing by?
Are there objects or debris in my way that may block my way, puncture my tires, or damage my vehicle?
Observe the MMDA’s simple flood gauging system:
Stay calm. Know your car’s limits.
Now that you know the situation, don’t panic if the road seems impassable. Forcing your car through puts to risk your engine. You can also lose traction or collide against other cars or other objects on the road. Turn around if you can still do so. If you need to abandon your vehicle, make sure it does not block driveways or get in the way of other vehicles.
Keep an emergency kit and important rescue and service numbers in your vehicle.
The emergency kit should contain a flashlight, bottled water, a towel, extra dry clothes, and a tow rope in case you need to ask for help.
The following emergency numbers will come in handy:
For medical attention - 16911
For police assistance – 117
In response to the recent catastrophe caused by Typhoon Maring, Hyundai launches F.I.R.S.T. (Fast & Immediate Rescue and Service Team), an emergency assistance service for customers whose Hyundai vehicles were affected by the floods. This service offers 24/7 roadside aid, emergency towing and immediate referral to authorized Hyundai Service Centers.
For emergencies, call FIRST at (632) 822-3301.