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Mold and Mosquitoes Threaten Fay Flood Victims

August 21st, 2008 by flanews

Tropical Storm Fay is dumping 20 inches of rain in some parts of central and north Florida. After the wind dies and the rain stops parts of the state will remain flooded. Health workers are asking people to stay out of the water to avoid sickness and diseases. The standing water can contain sewage, and attract mosquitoes. Florida Surgeon General, Dr. Ana Viamonte-Ros said when the flood waters recede, home owners could face another danger.

Mold will be an issue as well as mosquitoes in the areas were the flood waters have passed. We are doing all types of reconnaissance in the areas where the storm has passed. Depending on what we find. We suggest some mold initiatives as well as some spraying in those areas and well let the public know about that, said Viamonte-Ros.

Health workers are asking storm victims to bathe and put on clean clothes if they come in contact with the standing water.

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