LOUISVILLE, KY — Nearly 200 homes have yet to be cleaned and sanitized following a flash flood on August 4 that left hundreds of homes and businesses underwater, according to the Courier-Journal
According to the story, city officials are concerned about possible health risks associated with mold growth that typically occurs after a flood event.
The remaining work, which will not realistically be completed in all of the affected buildings until the end of October, ranges from minor — discarding damaged belongings and performing basic cleanup — to major — professionally remediating mold and removing and replacing walls, the story stated.
Abrea Vinson, a victim of the floodwaters, said: "These volunteers know what to look for more than we do. Hopefully, they can get the mold out. We''ve cleaned down there, but it keeps coming back."
The Metro United Way
is calling for volunteers — amateur or professional — to assist in the cleanup effort to ensure the health and well-being of the community, the story noted.
Though much work remains, volunteers and city officials are proud of the roughly 800 homes and businesses that have been cleaned, sanitized and made safe for human occupation, the story added.