We remember lots of disasters that happened in U.S. in the latest years, but none of them could conquer with the aftermath created by the Hurricane Harvey. The storm may have ruined up to one million vehicles along the Texas Gulf Coast. In the Houston area, about one in seven cars may have been destroyed .
Hundreds of thousands of vehicles have been submerged in the unprecedented flood water, which is filled not just with alligators, but sewage and other stuff you don’t want on your seats or in your electrics. The damage to cars’ systems will, inevitably, be terminal for most of them. Some quarter of a million cars were scrapped after Hurricane Sandy hit New York five years ago, but the number of cars per household is ‘much higher’ in Houston, even if its population is smaller. That could mean a huge problem for the auto insurance industry, which will have to pay out billions for replacement vehicles.
If you live in the Houston area, we’re especially interested in what you make of the situation. Are you concerned about water-damaged cars with fraudulent titles? Or is it not even registering on the scale of importance right now, as homeowners battle to protect their families and possessions?