Floods Feed Mold

Timberline flooding has led to several feet of water and sometimes mud deposited in affected homes, leading to a lot of remediation. The soaked areas must be dried, and contaminated housing products like soaked drywall and insulation must be removed. Remediation companies bring in air movers and dehumidifiers to speed the drying process for families who are waiting anxiously to return to their homes. The soggy stagnant air can be a health concern, especially as it is likely to contain mold spores.

Fargo hired Houston Engineering to work on a flood protection plan, which was discussed in a public meeting. The highway to Timberline (N HWY 89) which was closed briefly after the flood was opened around July 20.

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