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Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Storm Damage Vehicles

In late October 2012, the east coast of the United States was pummeled by Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane ever recorded. Sandy swept through the entire eastern seaboard, killing over 250 people in seven countries. Financial losses were over $74 billion; Sandy was in fact the second-costliest natural disaster in United States history.

What happened to the flood-damaged vehicles? One company had the foresight to sign a lease on a seldom-used airport just before the storm hit the coast. Thanks to photographer Doug Kuntz, we have aerial photographs of their salvage progress.

According to the Insurance Crime Bureau, over 230,000 cars were damaged by Hurricane Sandy – 150,000 of them from New York. There are dozens of storm salvage companies pulling cars from the area, but Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) is one of the largest with about 40% of the Sandy volume.

IAA employ experts to study weather patterns and predict major storm strikes; in the case of Hurricane Sandy, IAA spent $2.7M to lease Calverton Executive Airpark in advance of the storm. In addition, Insurance Auto Auctions leased massive holding facilities and sent 400 tow trucks to the area – all before Sandy even made landfall.

Riverhead town supervisor Sean Walter said there are approximately 18,000 damaged vehicles stored at Calverton Airpark. If that number is accurate, Calverton represents only 8% of the reported Sandy-damaged vehicles.

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HUGE LOT tiny pics

that is surreal.

new yorkers need to be aware when purchasing used cars for cheap now. I have a co worker who bought a Sandy car. it stopped working after a week.

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HUGE LOT tiny pics

that is surreal.

new yorkers need to be aware when purchasing used cars for cheap now. I have a co worker who bought a Sandy car. it stopped working after a week.
I bought a Katrina Buick years ago and that thing ran like a dream. But the damn frame was just rusted to the point it started to come off after a year and a half. I always wondered why the frame crumbled when it was jacked up. I didn't believe my mechanic when he said it was a flood car until I took the spare out and the hole in the trunk was filled with putrid rusty, dirty, foul and black water I had been riding with all along. I got my money's worth in use and only lost 100 bucks at the junkyard. Not bad.

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I bought a Katrina Buick years ago and that thing ran like a dream. But the damn frame was just rusted to the point it started to come off after a year and a half. I always wondered why the frame crumbled when it was jacked up. I didn't believe my mechanic when he said it was a flood car until I took the spare out and the hole in the trunk was filled with putrid rusty, dirty, foul and black water I had been riding with all along. I got my money's worth in use and only lost 100 bucks at the junkyard. Not bad.
lol damn.. 100 bucks sounds like a dream.

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That resolution is actually poor, but there ar many things ya can do with those pics.
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lol damn.. 100 bucks sounds like a dream.
Noooooooo, I paid $700 and the thing only had 48k miles on it and drove it for almost 2 years before having issues. I drove it to the junk yard and they gave me $600 for her. I only paid 100 bucks to drive the shit out of it for almost 2 years is the point despite being a flood car. Point is you just gotta know which flood cars are screwed beyond, otherwise you can make out real nice.

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Thats a shitload of cars.

Those that wont be sold outright will be stripped and sold on in parts.

A lot of money to be made here.

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Noooooooo, I paid $700 and the thing only had 48k miles on it and drove it for almost 2 years before having issues. I drove it to the junk yard and they gave me $600 for her. I only paid 100 bucks to drive the shit out of it for almost 2 years is the point despite being a flood car. Point is you just gotta know which flood cars are screwed beyond, otherwise you can make out real nice.
Drove for two years with water in the trunk wheel well huh?

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