City advocate’s plan to combat homes inundated with mold from Hurricane Sandy

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEW YORK (PIX11) — Bill deBlasio wants to get the mold out of the homes and businesses of victims of Superstorm Sandy.
On Saturday, the New York City Public Advocate announced a four-point plan on just how to get this done.
SANDY STORM MOLDHe’s asking for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse mold cleanup; he wants to create a mold crisis and help hotline, expand mold inspections and set up a health monitoring network for those who suffered sandy-related injuries.
DeBlasio says the problem is so bad, there’s now a name for the sickness caused by mold; the “Rockaway Cough.”
FEMA does not reimburse homeowners for mold-related damages — at least, not right now.


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.