Residents living in family housing at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., are dealing with a variety of long-standing problems, including mold, leaking and crumbling ceilings, and rotting trees, which they say the housing manager is ignoring. The issues predate Hurricane Florence, but the residents say last month’s storm has exacerbated their living conditions, reports the Washington Post. “It’s been a long time coming. We deserve better, and we know the Marine Corps wants us to have better, too,” said Tori Sproat, the wife of a Marine officer. Atlantic Marine Corps Communities, which manages most of the installation’s housing, told the Post that more than 1,238 homes had some level of interior damage, including water intrusion; an additional 139 homes were severely damaged from fallen trees and debris.
Problems with mold extend beyond Camp Lejeune’s family housing. A Navy spouse in Gulfport, Miss., is helping organize an effort to document serious mold issues at eight installations “that are not being handled properly,” she said.
Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gomez