Up To 1 Million Cars In Texas May Have Been Damaged By Hurricane Harvey

Experts believe that up to one million vehicles in Texas may have been damaged by Hurricane Harvey and the ensuing floods.

Sky News reports that major U.S. car insurer State Farm has already received almost 20,000 claims from around Houston in the wake of the category 3 storm. Due to the extensive flooding, hundreds of thousands of vehicles are expected to be scrapped by salvage yards.

At least 44 lives have been lost because of the storm and the vehicular damage incurred is thought to be approximately double that of Hurricane Sandy.

Although the disaster has created resulted in some incredible acts of bravery and kindness, we recently reported that some of the worst of humanity was also displayed.

In fact, many stores throughout Texas have been gouging customers in desperate need for supplies. One convenience store in Houston was even selling gas for $20 a gallon.


  • ediotsavant

    Good news for Detroit. Texans only drive trucks!

    • Six_Tymes

      i see a lot of cars in that video, not as many trucks. and you most likely drive a SUV. but keep spreading the lies, thats all you got.

  • steve

    Coming to a dodgy car dealer soon – after being an insurance write off and use of a big hairdryer!

  • Liam Paul

    dont buy no used cars for the next year lol.

    • Harlan McCartney

      More so if it has a Tennessee title! You can retitle a flood car in TN as a clean car.

  • brn

    I’m a bit skeptical at the 1,000,000 claim. Seem pretty high.

  • Paul

    Let the buyer beware.

  • TheHake

    What a nightmare!

  • psiqtas

    I feel really bad for all those Texans and their flooded cars – cars may looks right but inside it’s trash…

  • Though estimates usually include from totaled/fully-submerged vehicles to light water damage, I find the 1 million vehicles tally is excessive; other estimates are more reasonable, pegging the figure at around 500,000 units; even considering Greater Houston is a huge market (close to 5 million registered vehicles), most cars were not damaged, the heavy traffic is back to normal, and, as anecdotal, I haven’t met a single person whose car/truck was damaged (unlike some of their houses or businesses).
    …And BTW, here’s a Houstonian who does not drive a truck 😉 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cde614a5560f67304efa6477d84aa85878a8a27fc4ad8c93cce64f18f03b8e71.png
    Vehicular registration data from: TX DMV