As more families and businesses put their lives back in order following tropical storm Irene, the Albany Times-Union looks at the dangers of mold infestation triggered by the high water.
Tracks of greenish-black mold are streaking across walls and spreading into the fabric of clothes and furniture of homes damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. That is the visible part.
The real trouble hides behind walls, under carpets and even in the air where spores float around looking for new places to propagate.
The article includes plenty of practical advice: what to keep, what to throw out, and when to call a professional to help deal with the ick.