EDIS Number: BH-20111205-33288-USA
Date / time: 05/12/2011 20:21:30 [UTC]
Event: Biological Hazard
State/County: State of New York
Location: New York City
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: N/A
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: N/A
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
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Residents of a New York neighborhood said their homes are being swarmed by mosquitoes that have not been deterred by the December weather. Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal said residents of West 84th Street on the Upper West Side said the mosquito problem in the area is akin to "something from the Third World," but residents have received no help from the city, the New York Post reported Monday. "People on West 84th have been contacting city agencies and other officials complaining about the enormous number of mosquitoes, but they haven't listened. They tell them to hire a private exterminator," Rosenthal said. "I've heard people are sleeping under mosquito netting because their children are being bitten up." Rosenthal said she was able to convince the city to lay traps in the sewers and Con Ed workers paved over sinkholes allowing the insects to escape from underground, but the problem persists.
Now how do these pests survive the New York winter? If this does not speak of a plague from God then I personally do not know what does.