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Flood preparations?

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Hi all,

I live in Savannah, Ga, which finds itself in the projected path of Hurricane Irma. Looks like I'm going have to evacuate for the 2nd time in a year. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to leave my '15 Volt behind while the minivan gets evacuation duty. There's a good chance we'll get flooding in my area, so my question is, what should I do to prepare the Volt to give it the best chance of survival? I'm thinking I should disconnect the 12 volt battery, and pull the main disconnect for the traction battery. Is there anything detrimental in doing this? I'll probably put it up on jackstands, too. Anything else I should do?
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I watched a YouTube video of a guy saving his BMW while the water was rising by jacking it up and putting it on blocks. Not recommended, but he went higher than the reach of his floor jack by using concrete blocks under the jack. Here's a link to such solutions (not the one I originally saw).

In your shoes, I'd try to get my Volt 3' or so above the highest part of my property. Good luck!
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