How to Restore Your Flooded Home: Addressing Mold & Other Health-Related Hazards (slides)

2019
|   By
Laurie Schoeman ,
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Armand Magnelli (Livable Housing, Inc.)
Jonathan Wilson (National Center for Healthy Housing)
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Summary
The purpose of this webinar is to this share best practices for clean-up and post-flood mold remediation techniques to make damaged homes safe and habitable.
Description

Exposure to mold and other contaminants as a result of flooding can cause serious health problems for anyone, but especially for young children, seniors, and those with respiratory illnesses and weak immune systems. Enterprise Community Partners, the National Center for Healthy Housing, and Livable Housing, Inc. are presenting this webinar to share best practices for clean-up and post-flood mold remediation techniques to make damaged homes safe and habitable.

The mold-remediation guidance draws from recovery and rebuilding experiences beginning with Hurricane Katrina, to the most recent storms, Harvey, Irma, and Maria. In Iowa, Gov. Kim Reynolds has said flooding of the Missouri River destroyed or damaged more than 1,200 homes, while another 23,540 have at least minor damage. Cost estimates indicate the flooding has caused more than $480 million in damage to Iowa homes, and total damage from the flooding will likely reach $2 billion in Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska combined.

This webinar is geared toward community-based organizations, CDC's, contractors, housing owners, technical assistance providers, code officials, volunteer managers, and finance partners involved in clean-up and risk mitigation.

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