Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has shared a hair-raising video on his Twitter account. Initially shared by Transport and Main Roads Queensland, the clip shows a car on the streets being washed away due to the force of floodwater. Reiterating the slogan, ‘If it’s flooded, forget it,’ the Australia PM said that thankfully, the driver was able to come out of the vehicle before it was washed away.
This is why you should never go into flood waters. If it’s flooded, forget it.
This is why you should never go into flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
Thankfully, this driver was able to get out safely before the car was swept away. https://t.co/slQpUvQMFr
— Scott Morrison (@ScottMorrisonMP) March 23, 2021
The footage has been watched over 94,000 times on the microblogging platform. Several users are reacting to the tweet.
Official account of the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador quote-tweeted the video and advised people to ‘Turn around. Don’t Drown.”
— NOAA WRN Ambassadors (@WRNAmbassadors) March 23, 2021
The Twitter account of Transport and Main Roads Queensland added, “When we say #IfItsFloodedForgetIt we mean it.” The department said that the possibility of landslides and flash flooding remains high during the floods.
Australia’s New South Wales and Queensland have been hit by a massive flood. As many as, 18,000 people across New South Wales have been forced out of their homes due to natural disaster.