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FAQs on Flood-Damaged Vehicles

July 10, 2019
1:40 PM

Educate consumers on how to handle flood-damaged vehicles in light of Monday’s flash flooding in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The Maryland Insurance Administration website provides answers to frequently asked questions on flooded cars, including: Will my insurance cover it? Can I dry it out? Will my car be totaled?

In just two hours on Monday morning, slow-moving thunderstorms dropped 6.3 inches of rain near Frederick, MD and 4.5 inches near Arlington, VA, submerging vehicles throughout region. And this comes as we approach the third-anniversary of the Ellicott City flash flood that killed two people and damaged nearly 200 vehicles.

Review the MIA resource

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