Millions of cars and trucks were soaked in flood waters after the storm

Authorities issue an urgent warning that cars damaged by flood waters in Texas and Florida may make it back to market.
1:20 | 09/13/17

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Next, hurricanes Harvey and Irma, of course, delivering a one-two punch to vehicles from Florida all the way to Texas and north of here. Up to a million cars and trucks may have spent time soaking in the floodwaters. And some of them may now be headed back to the market. ABC's Eva pilgrim on how can you spot the warning signs. Reporter: Tonight, and urgent warning. Beware of Irma's flood damaged cars. From the Florida keys to Miami to Savannah, Georgia, water swallowing vehicles in its path. Here in Orlando -- what did it look like when you opened it up -- smelled musty. Reporter: The owner of Kelly blue book estimated that between 200,000 and 400,000 cars in Florida may have been flooded. That's on top of Harvey's soaking in Houston. Tens of thousands of cars towed to this racetrack turned salvage lot. But carfax estimating half of the cars damaged in these storms make their way back into the market. The folks at carfax showed us after hurricane sandy how in just five hours, they could take this flood car and make it look presentable. Flooded cars literally rot from the inside out. There's not only safety issues but health issues as well. Reporter: David, before you buy a used car, get a report on the vehicle and make sure you see a mechanic. David? Really important warnings

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