MILFORD - While the state has been feeling the aftermath of Irene for days now, it's the effects of the storm that some people are just starting to notice that has health officials in our area concerned.

Irene devastated parts of the shoreline in Milford, flooding houses and leaving dirt and debris littered across streets and inside people's homes.

The city's health director says mold and mildew are a big concern that can't always be cleaned up, so that means wallboards and flooring that were flooded should be replaced.

Dr. Dennis McBride also says people with respiratory problems like asthma need to pay extra close attention and seek a doctor if they experience severe symptoms.