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Black mold: Flood woes worsen

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POSTED: Friday, August 29, 2014 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, August 29, 2014 - 9:15pm

Residents in flood-ravaged Warren, Michigan are now plagued by dangerous black mold. Paula Tutman reports.

(WDIV) Almost three weeks later, Michigan's historic flood is still making headlines. While many are still working on the storm cleanup, there's a new health hazard growing for families in one Warren community.

Many are still dealing with the sewage smell and damage to their home's foundation, but the latest threat is the black mold growing on walls.

"This is terrible, very, very toxic," said Michael Schneider, a Warren resident living with black mold.

His wife and daughter have temporarily moved out of the house until the mold gets cleared up, but Schneider is choosing to stay behind and live in a hazardous home because he feels he has no other options available.

"It's pretty sad," he said. "I've been living here for 45 years and I know everyone around here and all their basements were just destroyed."

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