The current estimate of vehicles damaged as a result of Sandy hit the 230,000 mark as claims processed by insurance companies have been analyzed.
New York has had the most vehicles affected by the storm with 130,000 while New Jersey generated 60,000 claims, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), which announced the revised estimates as provided by the Insurance Services Office Inc. (ISO), a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics.
The remaining 40,000 were reported from Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
These are preliminary figures and may change as additional claims are processed. Moreover, there is no determination as to the extent of damage to these vehicles. They could have sustained minor paint scratches from flying debris, or have been under water for days and rendered total losses.