There seems to be water damaged cars are flooding used car lots here in Illinois.
In order to prevent buying a flood-damaged car you can log onto www.carfax.com. This is a site where you can enter the vehicle identification number and a flood damage check will be performed. About 571,000 cars were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Over the coming months, Carfax will be working with law enforcement, state agencies and private companies to make sure all of the vehicles are properly branded.