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Hurricane Gustav Leaves a Wake of Flooding and Mold across Louisiana


EMSL Analytical offers testing solutions for property owners and environmental professionals across the Gulf Coast.

Now that Hurricane Gustav has been downgraded to a tropical depression across the Gulf Coast many residents are preparing to return home in the next several days. New Orleans Mayor Nagin has asked some of the nearly 2 million coastal residents who evacuated across the coastal region to wait at least several days before returning to the city.

Throughout New Orleans levees appeared to have weathered the storm, but torrential rainfall across the region has caused many areas to flood and combined with wind damage many property owners will come home to damaged properties. The flood cleanup will also have to be combined with concerns about contamination from sewage and mold growth from the wet homes and offices.

EMSL Analytical, one of the nation’s leading environmental laboratories has a number of laboratories located in the Gulf Coast, including in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The laboratories have been fully staffed to handle the influx of mold, sewage and chemical contaminate samples that follow natural disasters like Gustav. The Products Division is also fully stocked with sampling supplies and equipment for environmental professionals in the area.

“We are prepared to help the region recover as quickly as possible following Gustav,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President at EMSL Analytical. “EMSL has increased available resources to our local testing facilities in the affected and surrounding areas to handle the increased volume of inquiries and samples to ensure that residents who have had their properties damaged by Gustav can quickly return to their normal lives,” Frasca continued.

EMSL has been offering testing services following natural and manmade disasters since its inception in 1981. For more information on testing services and products provided by EMSL please call (800) 220-3675, visit or email

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental, food, and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.


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