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How many cars flooded?

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whatchamacallit 2
AwesomeTattooedDragon 1
SagaciousSighFiGurl 2
OLDBIKER 1
Joe Blow 1
TinktheSprite 1
MyOpinion 2
Four Pinocchios 1
Emperor of Kingwood 1
witchywoman 3
the Markster 4
Tryingto 1
Cayenne 1

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MyOpinion --- 279 days ago -

So many cars flooded in Harris County from Harvey.
How many?
How many flooded cars had insurance coverage?
How many insured flooded cars were parked in a flood plain?
Is there financial assistance for flooded cars with only liability insurance? 

the Markster --- 279 days ago -

How many cars flooded?

14 

whatchamacallit --- 279 days ago -

I grew up in Corpus Christi. We had hurricanes, it seemed like every summer. It was a well known scam to park your vehicle where it would be sure to be totaled so that you could collect insurance. I think vehicles that are left in flood zones during a hurricane should not be covered, unless the owner can prove they could not retrieve their vehicle and do the responsible thing by moving it to higher ground. 

MyOpinion --- 279 days ago -

having any discussion with Mark is like talking to the village idiot! 

witchywoman --- 279 days ago -

I grew up in Corpus Christi. We had hurricanes, it seemed like every summer. It was a well known scam to park your vehicle where it would be sure to be totaled so that you could collect insurance. I think vehicles that are left in flood zones during a hurricane should not be covered, unless the owner can prove they could not retrieve their vehicle and do the responsible thing by moving it to higher ground.?



A great number of the vehicles being towed are being towed out of people's garages. Not everything going on is a scam to steal money from you. 

whatchamacallit --- 279 days ago -

A great number of the vehicles being towed are being towed out of people's garages. Not everything going on is a scam to steal money from you.?


I'm sure that is true and those people may have not known they were going to flood. That's a completely different thing than having the knowledge that where you live or normally park is a flood prone area and choosing to do nothing or even worse purposefully parking where you know it is likely that your car will be totaled. 

TinktheSprite --- 279 days ago -

I know of people in flood zones who kept flooded electronics and motors in their garage, protected their "good stuff" and brought the stored stuff out for the inspector to get a bigger check. 

Emperor of Kingwood --- 279 days ago -

There's always some insurance fraud in these disasters. Doesn't make it right and we all pay for it. 

Four Pinocchios --- 279 days ago -

MyOpinion --- having any discussion with Mark is like talking to the village idiot!

the Markster --- How many cars flooded?

14


I actually think this is some of his better work. 14 haha.

I chuckled. 

AwesomeTattooedDragon --- 279 days ago -

Low expectations- lol 

Joe Blow --- 279 days ago -

A great day for Bob the used car salesman.

LMFAO 

the Markster --- 279 days ago -

discussion with Mark

Well.
Ask a stupid question,,,,Thats just my opinion 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 278 days ago -

It wasn't stupid. In fact it's a huge issue in this city right now. Maybe a little more compassion now since we are recovering from an epic disaster. 

witchywoman --- 278 days ago -

Buying a used car is going to be a huge issue across the country since they're shipping a lot of these cars out of here I've heard. 

witchywoman --- 278 days ago -

To answer the initial question, I heard a million cars but that just sounds like a random guess to me. I think I heard it on the news. 

the Markster --- 278 days ago -

It wasn't stupid. In fact it's a huge issue in this city right now.

Yes. It is a stupid question.
1. Who would have a total number?
2. Does the question qualify "cars" or vehicle? Local. Or out of town? Running, not running? So many variables that the question is stupid.

14. Happy? 

SagaciousSighFiGurl (Mod) --- 277 days ago -

No it wasn't.
1. I see you just don't understand really. The purpose of the thread WASN'T an exact count of flooded cars. It was a discussion ABOUT the huge number of flooded cars.
2. Irrelevant since it wasn't literal to get an exact count.
14.LOL 

the Markster --- 277 days ago -

The purpose of the thread WASN'T an exact count of flooded cars. It was a discussion ABOUT the huge number of flooded cars.

Ok. Well thats not how the topic is addressed. (see the following)
quote:
"How many cars flooded?"
unquote:
So how did you come up with the "real meaning"? Nevermind. its KU, who cares?

14 

Cayenne --- 273 days ago -

My car was a total loss. I don't live in a flood plain. But being from Houston, originally, I grew up being taught to buy flood insurance. I have lived here since 1978 and NEVER have I flooded.. even in 94, I didn't flood. Houses down from me all did and across the street. It was the lack of proper procedure of the SJRA... My first floor of my home and 8 steps of of stairway a total loss. However, I do have flood insurance.. I knew
something was wrong when they said the locks on Lake Conroe were opened, then we should have crested the next day.. we didn't.. It has been totally unfathomable to me. Now I don't know what or how they will do the zoning. But SJRA, should be held responsible for their failure to abide by the guide lines in these circumstances. 

OLDBIKER --- 273 days ago -

I grew up in Corpus Christi. We had hurricanes, it seemed like every summer. It was a well known scam to park your vehicle where it would be sure to be totaled so that you could collect insurance. I think vehicles that are left in flood zones during a hurricane should not be covered, unless the owner can prove they could not retrieve their vehicle and do the responsible thing by moving it to higher ground


you just need to shut up , its obvious your bitter about something. 

Tryingto --- 273 days ago -

I think the last year map shows most flooded in our area were in flood zones--a lot were directly in low lying ends of the San Jacinto and Lake Houston tributaries off that then spilled over into what looks like a bowl. Not sure if elevation was an issue too. The 1994 flood gave us a glimpse, and all the build up since, and the water fall probably pushed it over further.

I know it is cold comfort, but I was in a zone x, and given the proximity to the river bought it anyway as long as we lived there. After Ike we had a pipe back up from a messed up drain filled with debris. We were the only ones. Our whole downstairs went. I have been stranded in previous flash floods, in streets that never flooded. Houston floods and no one is immune. Culverts overflow, branches back up drains, drains break. Rainfall patterns change etc.

My real estate agent told us when buying that the cost benefit of flood ins. when you live in a hurricane area, makes since, especially if you have no funds to rebuild. If you do, then maybe your money is best invested elsewhere. I guess it is usually the water, not wind that damages most structures, or something. I'm very, very sorry.

In disasters the dam follows protocols to minimize life and property loss. So, I think they are off the hook simply because they followed protocol and limited the property damage. by not allowing it to break. Again, cold comfort, and I'm so sorry. I've been there. 

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