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Mold issues, health problems pop up for some after Hurricane Florence

Mary Berry, owner of Breathe Cleaner Aire, found a shocking discovery that vastly pre-dates Tiffany Dickenson's post-Florence woes. (Merrilee Moore, NewsChannel 12 photo)

Tiffany Dickerson said the problem recently surfaced after Hurricane Florence.

"I haven't had problems with my asthma in years," said Dickerson, who is from Havelock. "But when I'm home, I'm constantly having to catch my breath."

The problem came up after her townhouse experienced water damage from the hurricane.

"Over here is where we had a lot of the damage. The wind actually pushed so much that it broke that part of the door and water was spitting through the door."

She's worried there's new mold in the house and that it's not only beginning to impact her health but also the health of her 3-year-old daughter.

"She's had a cold on and off here and there with the coughing. It might just be the weather, I'm not sure if it's just catching up to her," Dickenson said.

Mark Berry, owner of Breathe Cleaner Aire, found a shocking discovery that vastly pre-dates Dickenson's post-Florence woes. Using a fiber optic camera and some other tools, he was able to find mold that was fixed and patched from before the storm.

"There has been past water intrusion," Berry said. "And it's been attempted to be fixed and patched."

Click the above video from NewsChannel 12's Merrilee Moore to learn more.

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