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Hyundai gives 3 millionth Elantra in America to hurricane hero near Houston (Update)

He's a paramedic that helped out his town

He and his family lost their house and everything in it.

Car Buying
12 tips to tell if you're buying a flood-damaged used car

They can, and do, show up on the market.

Every year, it seems a few major hurricanes batter the coast, ruining property, disrupting lives, and immersing a bunch of cars in nasty floodwater. Some of those cars are scrapped through the proper channels, but unscrupulous middlemen sometimes peddle the cars to witting or unwitting sales outlets, often without a trace of the car's soggy history. So it's always a good time to review the basics of how to avoid buying a flood-damaged used car.

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Gasoline prices surge as Harvey keeps refineries shut

National average pump price is up 17.5 cents per gallon so far.

National average pump price is up 17.5 cents per gallon so far.

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Automakers, dealers are rushing cars to Houston after Harvey

"Our customers have lost a lot of vehicles": Big chains moved their inventory to higher ground

"Our customers have lost a lot of vehicles": Big chains moved their inventory to higher ground.

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OnStar assisting agencies overwhelmed by Harvey

A six-person team at OnStar has been monitoring developments in the storm's path

A six-person team at OnStar has been monitoring developments in the storm's path.

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Hurricane Harvey damages refineries, releasing thousands of pounds of pollutants

12,000 pounds of airborne chemicals were released after the storm caused ExxonMobil to shut down its facility in Baytown, TX.

Followup
Harvey to drive vehicle sales: 500,000 may need to be replaced

DETROIT — Tropical Storm Harvey is likely to briefly depress already-slowing U.S. auto sales, but will eventually boost demand as damaged cars are replaced, analysts said on Tuesday. The catastrophic flooding in Houston, the fourth-largest U.S. city, could mean 2 percent fewer vehicles will be sold in August than previously expected, according to Edmunds.com. ​"In subsequent months we'll likely see a slight localized bump in sales as the recovery takes hold and people are ab

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Harvey hits Louisiana next, shuts more refineries — expect higher gas prices

Much refining capacity is offline, and pipelines have been throttled back

Much refining capacity is offline, and pipelines have been throttled back.

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Flooding from Hurricane Harvey destroys thousands of vehicles

After a disaster, the National Insurance Crime Bureau works with companies and authorities to identify cars with insurance claims to process them for sale.

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2,000 rescued from cars, homes in Houston; 6 drown in van swept away by flood

Latest developments in the flooding from Hurricane Harvey

Latest developments in the flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

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Houston TV reporter flags down crew to rescue truck driver in flood

Water had filled the cab of his truck

Water had filled the cab of his truck.

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Storm Harvey hits U.S. petroleum exports

The U.S. is now the world's largest net fuel exporter

The U.S. is now the world's largest net fuel exporter.