Tropical Storm Debby is making her mark as one of the most wettest tropical storms that the state of Florida has seen in a while. Although Debby is not predicted to turn into a hurricane, she has brought with her a significant amount of rain in which some areas are projected to receive up to 2 feet of rainfall over the next few days due to her slow moving speed. With that much rain fall, you better believe that the flood warnings are already hitting the news all over the state of Florida. Home owners should prepare not only for flooding but when mold spores start invading homes that possibly could be flooded as well.
Gov. Rick Scott declared a statewide emergency, allowing authorities to put laws against price-gouging into effect and override bureaucratic hurdles to deal with the storm. By late afternoon, Debby was in the Gulf of Mexico, 30 miles southwest of Apalachicola, with sustained winds around 45 mph. A tropical storm warning remained in effect for the coastal counties of west-central and southwest Florida, forecasters said Monday evening.
An estimated 35,000 homes and businesses lost electricity. But as of mid afternoon, the slow-moving storm had caused only scattered damage, including flooding in some low-lying areas.
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Home Owners Better Prepare For The After Storm Effects
Tropical Storm Debby is drenching the whole state of Florida but what is even more frightening is the flood warnings. Since Debby is pouring so much rain, home owners better be prepared to fight mold that is almost a guarantee to effect many home owners who are now going through Debby. Mold grows pretty much anywhere but if you home or vehicle get wet inside, then mold will must surely start to grow and you will need to get a mold cleaning kit to help you remove the mold and keep it from coming back in the future. Remove mold naturally without the use of bleach and you will see stop mold growth right in it’s tracks. All home owners should start getting prepared for the after effects of the Tropical Storm Debby by preparing to fight mold.