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The major challenges facing residents repairing homes flooded by Hurricane Sandy are controlling dust and mold, as well as cleaning up sewage backups.

This section provides information on how to handle these problems safely and effectively, and lists city and federal resources that can provide assistance.

The Health Department urges residents to wear protective gear, including an N95 dust mask [En Español] Русский], during cleanup.

Watch Deputy Health Commissioner Daniel Kass discusses safe home repairs

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