Sandy Buyer Beware: Flood-Damaged Vehicles Are On The Market By Susan Stephens • Nov 19, 2012 Juan Monroy / Flickr Looking for a great deal on a used car? Be careful, warns Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. As many as a quarter-million vehicles damaged in Super-Storm Sandy are hitting the market. NIU Meteorologist: Sandy Threat Low in Illinois By Dan Klefstad & Jenna Dooley • Oct 30, 2012 NIU Radar Northern Illinois has a good chance to avoid the threats of damaging winds and massive rains from Superstorm Sandy. That's the conclusion of NIU meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste, who's been tracking the storm on the east coast.