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Homeowners dealing with post-Isaac mold issues

HANCOCK COUNTY — Weeks after Hurricane Isaac caused widespread flooding and power outages in South Mississippi, people are still tearing out drywall and throwing away furniture covered in mold. Mold spores are a familiar foe for those who live in the low-lying areas of Hancock County. They fought them after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, then Gustav in 2008 and now ...

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Homeowners face massive post-flood mold problem

As Mississippians return to their water-damaged homes following the historic Mississippi River flood, they are coming face to face with a new threat — mold. Mold can cause serious, long-term health problems, and recovery specialists urge disaster survivors to protect themselves by treating or discarding mold- and mildew-infected items. Mold and mildew start growing within 24 hours after a flood, ...

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