Widespread destruction of vehicles has area dealers looking for extra inventory to fill rising demand for new cars and trucks

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Residents survey the flood water on Old Jefferson Highway at Bayou Manchac in Prairieville, La., Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016. Rivers and creeks were still dangerously bloated in areas south of Baton Rouge as people filled sandbags there to protect their houses, bracing for the worst as the water worked its way south. In one area, Ascension Parish, officials said some small towns have already been inundated. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
 Though officials numbers are yet to be released, Gerry Lane Enterprises President Eric Lane estimates as many as 100,000 vehicles were damaged by flooding in the Capital Region. Here, residents wat…

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