FAIRFAX, VA — After more than four months, vehicles damaged by the floodwaters following Hurricane Katrina and Rita are resurfacing, according to Carfax. Scam artists recently cleaned up 14 of these waterlogged vehicles, altered the titles, and tried to sell them through a California auction yard. Similar sales are likely to occur across the country over the next few months.

Carfax continues to offer a free Carfax Flood Check and advisory noting any vehicle last registered in a FEMA disaster area for both hurricanes. It's estimated that more than 571,000 cars were damaged in the storms.