Harvey May Have Wrecked 1 Million Cars and Trucks

Hurricane Harvey and its catastrophic aftermath likely destroyed more vehicles than any other natural disaster in U.S. history, according to several early estimates.

The storm may have ruined up to 1 million vehicles along the Texas Gulf Coast, according to automotive data firm Black Book. In the Houston area, about one in seven cars may have been destroyed, according to analysts from Evercore ISI, an investment banking advisory and research firm.

Michael and Pansy Granberry took two feet of water into their home in the suburb of Friendswood. But losing three cars felt almost as painful as the damage to their home that will require extensive repairs. The couple suspects all three vehicles suffered electrical damage that will be too expensive to fix.

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