These three steps could save your life if you're caught in your car in a flood

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Three Steps That Could Save Your Life If You're in Your Car During a Flood
By INSIDE EDITION

It's a heart-stopping video the whole nation is talking about.

A driver was trapped in a white SUV and swept away by the catastrophic floods in Texas.

It happened near San Antonio after the SUV got caught in a raging flash-flood.

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Bystanders on both sides of the river yelled at the driver to get out, saying, "He needs to get out!"

One cell phone video showed the driver at the moment the SUV began it's terrifying trip downstream. Somehow, the driver managed to get out and escape alive.

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These three steps could save your life if you're caught in your car in a flood
Vehicles are left stranded on Texas State Highway 288 in Houston, Texas on May 26, 2015. Heavy rains throught Texas put the city of Houston under massive amounts of water, closing roadways and trapping residents in their cars and buildings, according to local reports. Rainfall reached up to 11 inches (27.9cm) in some parts of the state, according to national forecasters, and the heavy rains quickly pooled over the state's already saturated soil. AFP PHOTO/AARON M. SPRECHER (Photo credit should read Aaron M. Sprecher/AFP/Getty Images)
Vehicles are left stranded on Interstate 45 in Houston, Texas on May 26, 2015. Heavy rains throught Texas put the city of Houston under massive amounts of water, closing roadways and trapping residents in their cars and buildings, according to local reports. Rainfall reached up to 11 inches (27.9cm) in some parts of the state, according to national forecasters, and the heavy rains quickly pooled over the state's already saturated soil. AFP PHOTO/AARON M. SPRECHER (Photo credit should read Aaron M. Sprecher/AFP/Getty Images)
Vehicles are left stranded on Texas State Highway 288 in Houston, Texas on May 26, 2015. Heavy rains throught Texas put the city of Houston under massive amounts of water, closing roadways and trapping residents in their cars and buildings, according to local reports. Rainfall reached up to 11 inches (27.9cm) in some parts of the state, according to national forecasters, and the heavy rains quickly pooled over the state's already saturated soil. AFP PHOTO/AARON M. SPRECHER (Photo credit should read Aaron M. Sprecher/AFP/Getty Images)
A vehicle left stranded on a flooded Interstate 45 in Houston, Texas on May 26, 2015. Heavy rains throught Texas put the city of Houston under massive ammounts of water, closing roadways and trapping residents in their cars and buildings, according to local reports. Rainfall reached up to 11 inches(27.9cm) in some parts of the state, national forecasters reported, and the heavy rains quickly pooled over the state's already saturated soil. AFP PHOTO/AARON M. SPRECHER (Photo credit should read Aaron M. Sprecher/AFP/Getty Images)
This picture taken on April 7, 2015 shows two men attempting to push a car out of floodwaters after a storm swept Changsha, central China's Hunan province. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
The wreckage of a car sits in flood waters in Biguglia on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica on March 17, 2015. Rescue teams are still looking for the driver. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA (Photo credit should read PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images)
A car wades through a flooded street during an intense rainstorm in Havana, on April 29, 2015. Two people were killed, three buildings collapsed and another 24 suffered some kind of damage due to the heavy rain that affected several sectors of Havana Wednesday. AFP PHOTO/YAMIL LAGE (Photo credit should read YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents push a taxi along a flooded street in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico, on May 2, 2015. Acapulco is flooded due to a large ocean swell. AFP PHOTO/ Pedro PARDO (Photo credit should read Pedro PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)
A car passes through floodwater on a street in Sydney as the city battles cyclonic wind gusts and non-stop downpours on April 22, 2015. Heavy rain and high winds battered Sydney and other areas for a third day causing widespread chaos, with emergency services dealing with nearly 10,000 calls for help and a 'cruise from hell' finally docking. AFP PHOTO / Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)
Cars sit in floodwaters along Interstate 45 after heavy overnight rain flooded parts of the highway in Houston, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Several major highways in the Houston area are closed due to high water. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A car drives across the partly flooded dock in Dagebuell, northern Germany, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Heavy storms hit Germany's coast on Friday. (AP Photo/dpa, Carsten Rehder)
A car and shopping cart are submerged in water at a flooded shopping center Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Healdsburg, Calif. A powerful storm churned through Northern California Thursday, knocking out power to tens of thousands and delaying commuters while soaking the region with much-needed rain. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
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But, one homecoming queen on her way home from her prom wasn't as lucky. Eighteen-year-old Alyssa Ramirez drowned when her car was swept away in the most devastating flooding ever seen in Texas in modern history.

One YouTube video showed cars that were abandoned on a flooded highway in Houston.

So, what should you do to get out alive if your car is trapped in raging water? INSIDE EDITION spoke to AAA's Robert Sinclair for some life-saving advice.

First, if you see rising water, don't drive through it!

He told INSIDE EDITION, "It can take just one foot of moving water to move a vehicle and carry it away."

Next, if your car becomes submerged, open your windows so the car fills with water and you can swim out. You can use a tool to cut your seatbelt and break a window.

Sinclair added, "If you didn't have the presence of mind to lower the glass, the vehicle is filled up with water, and the door won't open - then you can use that to break the glass."

Finally, in raging water, swim feet-first.

He said, "You want to keep your feet headed in the direction that you're going in. If you strike any objects it's better to do it with your feet rather than your upper body, your torso, or your head where you can be knocked unconscious."

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The flooding in Houston was so bad that fans at the NBA playoff game between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors were warned to stay inside the arena after the game.

Sports Radio Talkshow host Adam Clanton took some photos of fans sleeping on the floor and camped out everywhere they could.

He told INSIDE EDITION, "Everybody was happy they were dry. You know, the alternative was being soaked out there because you couldn't even see outside the door."

Houston superstar Dwight Howard stayed, too, and greeted fans at two in the morning!

Clanton added, "He can't get out there to where he needs to get to, as well, so he figured he might as well interact with the fans while he was waiting along with everybody else."

Everyone was waiting out the storm of the century.

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