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Extensive water damage from hurricanes and floods increases the likelihood of mold contamination. Mold poses a serious risk for people with allergies and asthma. When the presence of mold increases in a home, it more than doubles the risk of a child developing asthma in the future. Here's a great article about how hurricanes cause air pollution too: http://www.momscleanairforce.org/2011/08/29/hurricanes-blow-in-air-pollution/