If you think the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy’s path of destruction across the Jersey shore was bad enough, the aftereffects are still happening.
Estimates have said that about 20 percent of the homes flooded by the hurricane are still having problems with mold.
RE/MAX real estate agent John Glancy said that mold was “everywhere” down at the shore. "I've been hearing a lot of horror stories, about mold remediation contractors, who aren't really qualified to do it," Glancy said, according to an Asbury Park Press story in USA Today. "People think they just put some bleach on it and it goes away. But it comes back."
And local doctors are saying that more patients have been coming in with symptoms that may be linked to mold. The USA Today story reported that experts say that one in ten people may be allergic to mold, meaning that around 900,000 residents of New Jersey may be affected.