PA officials are warning residents to avoid buying flooded vehicles

09.19.17 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman says car buyers need to be alert for flood-damaged vehicles being sold as "undamaged, new, or used vehicles."

As many as half a million vehicles were damaged by flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Hundreds of thousands more were flooded by Hurricane Irma in Florida.

Penndot's Deputy Secretary Kurt Myers car shoppers to be sure a vehicle "has been fully inspected."

Car buyers are encouraged to look for water stains, mold, mud, or sand under carpets, seats, floor mats and the dashboard.