After the storm, mold is taking over homes

NEARLY three months after Hurricane Sandy pushed the ocean clear across the Rockaway spit in New York, there’s a hidden aftermath, reported the Village Voice yesterday.

In basements and first floors across the peninsula, a vast bloom of dangerous mold is spreading across flood-soaked beams and floorboards, studs and drywall.

Stakes are high, the New York paper said.

It went out to quote what public advocate Bill De Blasio said in December after the storm: “What starts in the basement can leave a whole house uninhabitable.

“Thousands of New Yorkers’ homes are literally making them sick.

“We need to get ahead of this problem now. If we wait, this crisis will keep getting worse and even more of our neighbors will find themselves without a safe place to live.”

Read the full report here.


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