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Many people suppose that hurricanes only affect a small portion of the country, however this simply isn’t the case.  Even if you manage to live 1,000 miles from the nearest coast, you could still be hit with the fragments of a large hurricane that by the time it passes over you is hovering at tropical storm wind strength.  That simply means that wind speeds are over 40mph, & sometimes as high as 77mph. That’s a significant wind storm no matter what you’re used to & absolutely strong enough to pack drastic injure that far in from the coast.  One particular city on the gulf coast was devastated by a nasty hurricane over ten years ago that tore the roofs off most homes & buildings in the 10-15 mile section where the center of the storm made direct impact. As roofs ripped apart & were destroyed in the sustained winds that climbed well over 130mph, all of these homes & buildings were flooded with rainwater, leaving behind excessive mold & mildew.  Although there are hundreds of strains of mold related fungi, many of which are completely benign to humans, toxic mold in particular thrives in wet environments on materials like drywall & paper. Many who hoped to retain something from their former lives were hit strenuous emotionally a hour time when they realized that even with the best indoor air system or even with a team of dehumidifiers, if your home has already started to reach full contamination, your best bet is to simply walk away.  Toxic mold can create a lung infection so drastic it has literally killed people before. This is why constant humidity control in wet environments is paramount, because once the spores begin to multiply & take hold, it gets changingly harder to scrub the environment & make it livable again.

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