Hurricane-Damaged Cars

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused billions of dollars in damage to homes and property. Flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi has resulted in hundreds of thousands of vehicles being affected by the rising waters. Are the vehicles worth purchasing? What should you know before buying a used car, and how can you find out if it came from the Gulf Coast region before or after the hurricanes?

Hurricane-Damaged Cars Index

  • Beware of Flood-Damaged Cars

    Consumers may want to add hurricane damage to the list of things to look for when purchasing a used car. Read more 

  • Fixing a Flood-Damaged Car

    Heavy rain, storm surge and standing water may mean difficult and expensive automotive repairs for owners of flood-damaged vehicles. Read more 

  • Industry Impact

    While industry analysts are reporting that about one-third of New Orleans-area dealerships are slowly opening for business, there are still widespread problems in the region when it comes to buying or selling a car. Read more 

Last updated on 10/5/05