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Hurricane Irene's moldy legacy

November 01, 2011
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PHILADELPHIA — Of all the lasting effects Hurricane Irene left in her wake, one of the more difficult to combat is mold, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The perfect storm of a wet summer, torrential rains from Irene and the lingering dampness have proven to be more than optimal for mold growth in homes and businesses, the article stated.

According to the article, the mold is also affecting area school districts, many having to close parts of their buildings or entire schools to deal with the health issue.

Districts that are already strapped for cash are looking at repair costs of anywhere between $400,000 and $500,000, the article noted.

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