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Repairing your car after the storm

PORTLAND (WGME) -- If your car got stuck in Wednesdays storm there are some things you can do to mitigate the damage.

CBS 13 is on your side, checking in with the professionals at Moodys Collision Center.

They say time is of the essence.

The sooner you can open the windows and doors, and start drying out the interior, the better because you don't have long before your car is considered totaled.

Lee Goodine, Moodys Collision Center, says: Anything you can do to get drying process, wet, dry, bring it somewhere, drying the vehicle as quickly as possible. Dont let mold set it erosion can set in quickly in the electrical, so drying the vehicle as quickly as possible is key.

The cost to fix even just minor flooding could be as much as $1,200.

If the water was up past your headlights, Goodine says most insurance companies will consider it a total loss.