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Thursday, July 24, 2008

24-Hour Dorman: Blame it on the Arkansas rain

Excerpted from this post at 24-Hour Dorman

So how did that infamous mold get into FEMA trailers, the ones being
pulled out of Eastern Iowa at the stern request of Lt. Gov. Patty
Judge? Blame it on Arkansas rain, according to William Vogel, FEMA's
top man in Iowa. He visited The Gazette today along with Judge and
other officials. It's really very simple. While the mobile homes sat
in Hope, Ark., rainwater gathered in a trough formed by a rubber seal
that was supposed to protect an external compartment holding a water
heater. That rainwater "wicked" up through porous fiberboard, Vodel
said. With little or no ventilation in the sealed compartment, viola,
you have a perfect place for mold. Glad that's settled. But a few
other issues are still a little fuzzy.

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