Resources for Flood Cleanup and Mold
Natural Disasters and Weather Emergencies
Read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Emergency Preparedness and Response page on Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
During a flood cleanup, the indoor air quality in your home or office may appear to be the least of your problems. However, failure to remove contaminated materials and to reduce moisture and humidity can present serious long-term health risks. Standing water and wet materials are a breeding ground for microorganisms, such as viruses, bacteria, and mold. They can cause disease, trigger allergic reactions, and continue to damage materials long after the flood.
For basic information on how to clean up after a flood and how to prevent indoor air problems:
Flood Cleanup and the Air In Your Home
For an overview of flood cleanup and indoor air issues, and links to additional resources: