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Military families say their already poorly maintained homes are putting them at risk after Hurricane Florence

Mold found in military housing at Camp Pendleton in 2017, (Photo credit: Stephanie Huggins)

Camp Lejeune’s housing management company is under fire yet again, this time for continuing to ignore long-standing problems with mold in on-base housing.

Despite the fact that Hurricane Florence slammed the Carolinas last month, contractor company Atlantic Marine Corps Communities has yet to address moisture and structure-related issues, even with a renewed push to clean up the base after the hurricane season.

Marine spouse Tori Sproat has lived in the same structure since 2013, and has once again begun to voice her concern about conditions.

“It’s been a long time coming. We deserve better, and we know the Marine Corps wants us to have better, too,” Sproat said.

According to SF Gate, Atlantic Marine Corps Communities wrote a statement, saying that “Based on initial assessments, more than 1,238 of the homes at Camp Lejeune had some level of interior damage to include water intrusion. There were an additional 139 severely damaged homes from fallen trees and debris.”

Going further, the AMCC said that “AMCC North Carolina residents who wish to relocate from their home are able to do so without penalty for the duration of storm recovery operations. AMCC has partnered and coordinated recovery efforts with certified contractors, in addition to our maintenance team, to assess homes for damages.”

Mold has been a longstanding issue at Lejeune, as well as lead-based paints.  In 2017, a shocking report from a Marine Corps spouse exposed mold, termites, and extreme heat in on-base housing at Camp Pendleton.

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