Mold and Moisture Clean-up After the Storm – A Guide for Your Safety

A flow chart for workers, volunteers, and residents 

This flow chart provides guidance on how to protect yourself from exposures related to mold and moisture when cleaning up homes and buildings after flooding from severe storms.

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After the Storm - Mold and Moisture Cleanup Guide For Your Safety

*We suggest that individuals determine their individual health risk in conjunction with their health provider well in advance of a severe weather event.  Considerations include cardiac and respiratory status, allergies, age and immune response status.

General guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for determining  health risk and for selecting personal protective equipment, can be accessed at Population-Specific Recommendations for Protection From Exposure to Mold in Flooded Buildings by Specific Activity and Risk Factor.  This chart provides population based criteria that would be helpful to health providers and individuals in discussions about personal health risks.


** This flow chart provides guidance for workers, volunteers, and residents faced with cleaning up homes and buildings after flooding from severe storms.  For general guidance on mold contamination please refer to the Environmental Protection Agency’s A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings.


For questions or additional information please contact:

Paula Schenck at  860-679-2368 or

Paul Bureau at  860-486-0040 or

Kelly Wallace at 860-679-2971 or


This diagram was developed as part of a project  funded under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Hurricane Sandy Cooperative Agreement 1U01OH010627-01. This diagram is solely the responsibility of the project faculty and staff and does not necessarily represent the official views of NIOSH.