North Central Floridians are still feeling the effects of what was then Tropical Storm Debby. As residents continue the clean up effort, they have to now keep an eye out for mosquitoes. These insects now have more places to lay their eggs because of all the stagnant water Debby’s rainfall left in the region. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith reports on the severity of mosquitoes in the area as they pose a dangerous threat to public health.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPMosquitoesandRain.mp3]
Areas along NW 98th Street and other nearby neighborhoods dealt with flooding from Irma last month. However, this isn’t a new issue. There have been many other instances of flooding. One of the major ones was in 2004 when multiple hurricanes impacted Gainesville. After Irma hit, Meadowbrook residents spoke with the Meadowbrook Homeowner’s Association board about forming a steering committee to talk about the flooding problems in the area.