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Mosquito bite/WNV prevention

* Wear DEET-containing mosquito repellants according to label directions

* Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can lay eggs. Check properties for objects - including old tires, flower pots and drip plates, tin cans, buckets, and children's toys - that collect rainwater and either drain or dispose of the water

* Install or repair windows and door screens

* Empty, clean and refill birdbaths and small wading pools weekly

* Empty and refill pets' water bowls every few days

* Repair failed septic systems

* Repair leaky outside faucets

* Clean rain gutters and down spouts

* Secure swimming pool covers tightly and remove any standing water after rainfall

* Store wheelbarrows, canoes and boats upside down

*Stock ornamental lawn ponds with fish ( Gambusia) that eat mosquito larvae ( Gambusia fish are available FREE from the Vector Control Program. Please call for availability 901-222-9715)

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  • Emergency evacuation ongoing in Jonesboro

    Emergency evacuation ongoing in Jonesboro

    Sunday, April 30 2017 9:39 AM EDT2017-04-30 13:39:06 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The Jonesboro E-911 Center is reporting that emergency evacuations are being done in Jonesboro. 

    The Jonesboro E-911 Center is reporting that emergency evacuations are being done in Jonesboro. 

  • Damage reported during severe storms

    Damage reported during severe storms

    Sunday, April 30 2017 3:13 AM EDT2017-04-30 07:13:27 GMT
    Sunday, April 30 2017 9:37 AM EDT2017-04-30 13:37:31 GMT
    North of Halliday (Source: Justin Mayfield)North of Halliday (Source: Justin Mayfield)

    Strong storms produced several tornado warnings and strong winds across several Region 8 counties early Sunday morning.

    Strong storms produced several tornado warnings and strong winds across several Region 8 counties early Sunday morning.

  • Evacuations underway as river rises in Hardy

    Evacuations underway as river rises in Hardy

    Sunday, April 30 2017 5:42 AM EDT2017-04-30 09:42:15 GMT
    Sunday, April 30 2017 6:04 AM EDT2017-04-30 10:04:13 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The Hardy Police and Fire Departments are evacuating some residents due to flooding.

    The Hardy Police and Fire Departments are evacuating some residents due to flooding.

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