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996 salt water flood damage

  • 1999
  • 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Mileage: 
125 000
Electrical and Electronic
Interior
Scituate, 
Massachusetts

I have a 1999 996 Carerra Cabriolet, 125k miles, body inside and out in excellent condition and the motor strong just as a preface here. Just last week we had a rather bad storm of which I had prepaired for. I had my car in my garage which had never had any water in the past 35 years we had the house. Unfortunately this was to be worse than the blizzard of '78, the water level came up to the level of the seat. I was aware of the tide going to be high and checked about 45 minutes before high tide and at that time I knew I was in trouble. There was no way to move the car from its position as the exit was already impassible. During the flood I heard the car's alarm system sounding and cringed untill it finally stopped. When I was able to get to the car the first thing I did was to disconnect the battery to prevent any further possible issues. I used a shop vac and vacumed the remaining water from the floors. I had fans drying out the interior for a few hours and wanted to allow more airflow in the car so I connected the batery to only roll down the windows. When I did this the drivers side door airbag blew.

I called my insurance company and they send out an adjuster to evaluate the damage.

That said, I have been doing as much research as possible to see what the insurance outcome may be and what if any options I may have. I am assuming that the insurance companys resolution will be best for them and perhaps not for me. I am not aware of what my options are or how to achieve the best outcome for my situation.

Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Peter

Picture below is of the garage door water level.

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