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Black mold a growing problem in wake of flooding

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. -- As the Black Creek's flood waters have now receded, residents are returning to find damaging black mold creeping into their homes.

"It's all in our air conditioning system and in our vents now," says Middleburg resident Michael Monsour.

Monsour and his wife Deborah watched as flood waters moved up into their backyard and nearly to the top of their ten foot tall deck.

"Our cars were totaled, but our insurance company came out and towed them, they've already cut us a check for them too," he said.

But his main concern has now become the mold. 

The Red Cross is going door-to-door in the flood zones of Clay County, looking to assist folks as much as possible with those types of issues. 

A representative from FEMA told First Coast News they'd be setting up a relief center in the next two weeks to help with the mold and structural problems as well.

"It's like we can't really find good answers on how to deal with the mold, the Red Cross said they'd get us some numbers to call to try out." 

Getting rid of black mold can be done with some chemical cleaning supplies, the problem is making sure all the moisture and humidity that it's feeding on is gone before you start.

"And that's the problem," Monsour said. He says they still haven't dried out fully.


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