Dangers of Standing Water

By: WTVY News 4
By: WTVY News 4
Flooded areas not only inconvenience residents, they are also a safety hazard.

Geneva Flooding

Flooding continues to be a problem in some areas.

The flooded areas not only inconvenience residents, they are also a safety hazard. Swimmers should avoid standing water, because it can be full of bacteria but health officials say their main concern this time of year is mosquitoes.

"This time of year West Nile becomes part of everyone's mind with the addition rain we have a lot of standing water in ditches if could me in you home if you have any old holes or trees that have been cut anything that could hold some water flower pots are a big thing and even gutters can hold enough water so they can breed," said Corey Kirkland of the Houston County Health Department.

As of July 2, Alabama is not having a problem with West Nile Virus, but Mississippi, Florida and Tennessee are seeing West Nile Activity. Georgia had its first reported case of West Nile this year, today.


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