This past weekend saw a tropical storm form and move across Mexico and enter the Gulf of Mexico. And this tropical storm – which shouldn’t gain strength – has left parts of Texas underwater. This includes Houston and many of its outlying areas. Flash flooding has made Houston auto shipping services harder to finish, at least into or out of certain areas.
Flooding is never a fun thing to deal with, of course. But auto shippers are pretty well-versed in the ebbs and flows of this kind of weather, which isn’t exactly uncommon for the region. And the rain is doing some good, too. Florida, which has been suffering a drought, got some decent rainfall. So the area may be flooding in places, but at least the rain is helping.
How Houston auto shipping services are affected
We’re going to go out on a limb and say some areas of Houston just aren’t going to be accessible right now. And with more rain in the forecast, it could get worse before it gets better. But Texas isn’t the only area affected – it’s the entire Gulf Coast. This means auto shipping to areas from New Orleans to Tampa are going to see an impact.
We doubt prices will go up at all, because these kinds of systems tend to be transient. In other words, they don’t stick around long. But this system is looking to dump rain on the area at least into the middle of the week, so auto transporters need to prepare accordingly. And right now, the Deep South is a pretty popular auto transportation area, especially Houston auto shipping services. Summer is when most people are looking to ship cars, so it’s not surprising.
That said, you can expect delays in pickup along routes to the area, at least for the next day or two. Carriers want to know how the weather is going to settle first, and they don’t want to drive through flood zones if they can help it. So they’re going to keep an eye on the weather, and you should too. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact one of our agents any time.
How to get free quotes to ship your car any time
Like we said, this weather system, like all of them before, will pass. But until then it’s best to be prepared. And the best way to be prepared is to actually get started on your auto shipping journey. Fill out our free online quote form to get quotes emailed to you from top-rated companies free of charge. We clear all those companies for dependability and reliability, making sure they’re fully licensed and bonded and use only top-rated, insured carriers. And again, if you have questions or concerns, give us a call toll-free at 800-930-7417. We have agents standing by to help with any and all your car transportation needs.