Hurricane Sandy Recovery

IAQnet will provide this page for helpful links, news and information for those affected by Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy in October 2012. Content here will be regularly updated as it becomes available to us.  The New Jersey Dept. of Health and the New York City Dept. of Health have each released consumer guidance information which can be found in the links below.

Hurricane Sandy Recovery and Your Health

NYC Dept of Health - Residents living in communities affected by Hurricane Sandy face many challenges as they rebuild their homes and their lives.  This site provides information on health issues associated with living in flood-damaged areas and around large-scale reconstruction, and on resources that are available.

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Making Home Repairs Safely
The major challenges facing residents repairing homes flooded by Hurricane Sandy are controlling dust and mold, as well as cleaning up sewage backups.

This section provides information on how to handle these problems safely and effectively, and lists city and federal resources that can provide assistance.

The Health Department urges residents to wear protective gear, including an N95 dust mask [En Español] Русский], during cleanup.

Christie Administration Issues Mold Guidance for New Jersey Residents Recovering From Superstorm Sandy

April 15, 2013, Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health today released a Mold Guidelines for New Jersey Residents pamphlet created to provide direction to residents on addressing mold in homes in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. In addition, the Department is announcing a series of training classes in cooperation with the UMDNJ School of Public Health to assist homeowners, volunteers and public health and building code officials in mold removal and assessment.

“As New Jersey recovers and rebuilds from Superstorm Sandy, mold and its remediation may become a significant issue for many New Jersey residents,” said Mary E. O’Dowd, New Jersey Health Commissioner. “Although molds are common in our environment, mold may become a problem when it grows inside homes. These guidelines were developed to better inform homeowners on how to ensure their homes are cleaned and remediated properly to avoid mold problems now and in the future.”

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