FEMA: LIers affected by floods should check for mold

FEMA has issued a major health warning following the strong spring storms that pounded Long Island.

FEMA is advising Long Islanders affected by the March floods to check their houses for mold. Officials say this is the time the spores would be growing.

Mold can cause serious health problems for people with compromised immune systems and breathing conditions.

Mold removal expert Glen Apfelbaum says if homeowners smell or see mold, they should first call someone to test the mold.

FEMA says it isn?t providing financial assistance for homeowners yet, but suggests applying to the Small Business Administration, which is offering help.

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