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Respond & Rebuild is coordinating informational events to help those affected by Central New York flooding recover safely. Our first event will be hosted by the North Brookfield Fire House on Saturday, July 13, at 9am. Subsequent visits will be made to Fort Plain and the surrounding community, and our members may be able to schedule an event in your area, too. For more information, please email info@respondandrebuild.org, and please put “Central New York” in the subject line.

Additionally, our Homeowner’s Mold Guide can be viewed and downloaded at the link below, in English and in Spanish.


NYC Build it Back is the latest City program unveiled to help those affected by Sandy and is open to homeowners, small business owners, landlords, and nonprofits. We HIGHLY recommend all those affected by Sandy apply. In order to be considered, you must register here. Homeowners who paid for repairs before help was available should also apply if they’d like to be eligible for reimbursements in the future.

To learn more about NYC Community Development Block Grants check out this link to stay informed.

For more information about the NYC Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency, read Mayor Bloomberg’s report, A Stronger, More Resilient New York.

Respond and Rebuild’s Mold Remediation Guide [en español]

Introduction to Mold and its Effects

Mold Compounds Sandy’s Destruction – Science Friday covers the unseen destruction mold is leaving behind, published on January 25, 2013.

“Mold May Pose Risk to Hurricane Victims” – A short NYTimes video about the dangerous effects of mold post-Hurricane Sandy.

Mold Contamination “Hurricane Sandy: Id, Assessment & Control” – A YouTube video from Jack Caravanos, Associate Professor and Program Director at CUNY School of Public Health, giving a brief overview of the causes and effects of mold.

“Mold Health Effects” – An excerpt taken from the appendix of a report on mold issued by the NYC Department of Health in 2008.

“Unhealthy Exposure: Mold in New York City Homes” – A report issued by the Public Advocate for the City of New York.

Mold Remediation

Respond and Rebuild’s Mold Remediation Guide

“Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments” – A report issued by the NYC Department of Health

“The Hope VI experiment” – A comprehensive test of the efficacy of different methods of mold removal in post-Katrina Coastal Mississippi conducted in 2006.

“Instructions on the 4-step Low Cost Mold Removal Process” – Instructions to a process that Hands On Gulf Coast used with high success post-Katrina.

“Mold Control and Dehumidifiers” – Another video from Jack Caravanos with instructions on how to operate a humidifier to combat mold.

Legal Information for Tenants

“Legal Information for Tenants” – Issued by Occupy Sandy regarding your rights as a tenant.