Due to Hurricane Laura and several other major storm events, flooding has damaged many cars. Unfortunately, some of those cars will come back into the stream of commerce. Sometimes, unscrupulous people repair flooded cars that should be totaled out. They then resell these cars in other parts of the country without telling the new buyers.
As we head into fall, the chance of floods begins to increase. Nearly 100 people die every year in incidents related to flooding, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and more than half of those incidents involve driving into hazardous water.