Hurricane Harvey: Could a simple tool save your life in a flood?

One of the most heart wrenching stories coming out of Houston was the family of six who drown in their van.

What would you do if your car began to fill up with water? Could you get out?

What you’re supposed to do unbuckle your seat belt and the seat belt of all the children starting with the oldest first to get their help unbuckling the others. Because of the water pressure against the car, you probably won’t be able to open the door. That pressure and electric windows will prevent you from being able to open the window. You have to break it.

OWL Owl for Life can help you break a window in a car.

We got a press release today from OWL Open Window for Life. It’s a tool you can put in the visor or glove box of your car or your purse. It has a stainless steel point designed to shatter the window. It’s about the size of a credit card.

It’s $19.95 for one, $29.95 for two. Find it at  

Author: Nicole Villalpando

Nicole Villalpando writes about families in the Raising Austin blog and the Raising Austin column on Saturdays. She also offers a weekly and monthly family calendar at She tweets at @raisingaustin.

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