Black mold has forced Gov. Terry Branstad and his wife, Chris, from their upper-floor residence at the governor’s mansion at Terrace Hill in Des Moines, an aide confirmed today.
“The Governor and First Lady are fine. They left the house upon returning from the trade trip to Brazil and Chile on Saturday,” said Jenae Jenison, the governor’s deputy communications director. ” We are still awaiting final estimates, but it will most likely be at least 3 weeks before they can return. Do note, the rest of the Terrace Hill is still safe for visitors and tours.”