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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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There is no such thing as protecting your car from flood damage. If it gets flooded it will be trashed no matter what you do. Most flooded cars are sold for parts or scrap, or dried and resold to unsuspecting customers (which will be big business this year -- and should make all used car buyers beware of low prices). You only have two options. Move your car to higher ground (or man made ground), or pray. I usually put my bets on the former.
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