The floods have ended. Now comes the mold.

NCPA September 20, 2021

Heavy rains and hurricanes, followed by flash flooding, have been all over the news this year. The floods swamped roads, toppled trees, crushed houses, and killed close to 100 people — but as the water recedes, authorities are watching for signals of a second, slower-moving harm, according to a story in Wired. Wherever water has invaded buildings, mold and fungi follow. They are deadly to people with damaged immune systems and dangerous even for the apparently healthy.