Man displaced by Hurricane Florence accused of raping woman

Mosquito

Mosquito

Massive, aggressive mosquitoes are swarming areas in North Carolina weeks after Hurricane Florence tore through the region.

North Carolina State University entomologist Michael Waldvogel told the outlet that the large insects, called "gallinippers" or "Psorophora ciliata", can be three times as large as average mosquitoes.

Two people died in North Carolina while repairing damage from the hurricane in late September, bringing the number of storm-related deaths in that state to 39, Governor Roy Cooper said on Tuesday.

North Carolina resident Cassie Vadovsky posted a video to Facebook showing a swarm of the blood-thirsty insects outside her vehicle at her home.

Despite how horrifying Vadovsky's footage may appear, she says she believes other parts of the state may be hit by worse infestations than what she experienced.

More news: More than 250 people worldwide have died taking selfies, study finds
More news: Three things we learned from Tottenham, Barcelona
More news: Sarri urges Southgate to hand Barkley England recall

"I'm not even on the side of town that had the major flooding", Vadovsky told USA Today.

Gallinippers, or "shaggy-legged gallinippers" as they are also commonly known, are floodwater mosquitos that lay their eggs in low-lying areas with damp soil and grassy overgrowth.

The eggs lie dormant in dry weather and hatch as adults following heavy rains.

"They were inundating me, and one landed on me", he told The Fayetteville Observer.

He says a silver lining is the mosquitoes aren't transmitting many diseases, but resident Robert Phillips still describes their rise as "a bad science fiction movie". Gallnippers are more of a nuisance than a health risk, but they make storm recovery more hard by driving people indoors. "I told my wife, 'Gosh, look at the size of this thing.' I told her that I guess I'm going to have to use a shotgun on these things if they get any bigger".

Recommended News

  • Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus forward not in Portugal squad to face Scotland & Poland

    It said she accepted an invitation to join Ronaldo and others in his penthouse suite to "enjoy the view of the Las Vegas strip". She told the German news magazine Der Spiegel that he invited her to his hotel room and forced her to have anal sex with him .
    Apple, Amazon deny claims Chinese spies implanted backdoor chips in company hardware

    Apple, Amazon deny claims Chinese spies implanted backdoor chips in company hardware

    Apple and Amazon have distanced themselves from claims that they were among USA companies targeted by the Chinese hackers. Many US companies, including Apple, Amazon and major banks, were also using Super Micro Computer hardware.
    Cubs' NL wild-card game roster has Strop, not Edwards

    Cubs' NL wild-card game roster has Strop, not Edwards

    Freeland, meanwhile, allowed just one Cub to reach scoring position before leaving two outs into the seventh inning. The Cubs and Rockies split their games this season at 3-3, while their last game against each other came in May.
  • The rating of trust of world leaders

    The rating of trust of world leaders

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the only leader in whom a majority of those surveyed, 52 per cent, expressed confidence. He has repeatedly criticized Germany over its trade surplus, defense spending, and reliance on Russian natural gas.
    Andrew Weaver among critics ‘deeply disappointed’ by LNG Canada approval

    Andrew Weaver among critics ‘deeply disappointed’ by LNG Canada approval

    LNG Canada will start shipping in the early 2020s, eventually as much as 26 metric million tons of gas a year. A total of $40 billion CAD will be invested in the project over the next several years.
    Legal proceedings against Rosmah done according to law: Malaysia PM Mahathir

    Legal proceedings against Rosmah done according to law: Malaysia PM Mahathir

    Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak, leaves a court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia October 4, 2018. Rosmah, wearing an orange dress and scarf, arrived under heavy security at the court complex.
  • Petrol prices cut by Rs 5 in Maharashtra

    Petrol prices cut by Rs 5 in Maharashtra

    Jaitley said it will be a test for those states whose leaders were only tweeting and indulging in lip sympathy. The reduction followed petrol and diesel prices touching new highs.
    Active shooter incident underway in SC ; 5 officers shot

    Active shooter incident underway in SC ; 5 officers shot

    Paramedics and officers rushed to the scene of a shooting that wounded five law enforcement officers in South Carolina Wednesday. Add Police Shootings as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Police Shootings news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
    Stormy Daniels Picked Out The Mushroom That Resembles Trump's Junk

    Stormy Daniels Picked Out The Mushroom That Resembles Trump's Junk

    What is wrong with you? "Please God, let him be watching this right now", Kimmel said. "I laid there and prayed for death". Stormy Daniels stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night, and as expected, the interview got very sexual.
  • Good News About Your Nintendo Switch Cloud Saves

    Good News About Your Nintendo Switch Cloud Saves

    In a statement to multiple sites, Nintendo said, "The vast majority of Nintendo Switch games will support Save Data Cloud backup". Cloud saves are one of the newest features to come to the Nintendo Switch now that Nintendo Switch Online is active.
    Trump's jibe at Brett Kavanaugh accuser risks Supreme Court confirmation

    Trump's jibe at Brett Kavanaugh accuser risks Supreme Court confirmation

    Where was the place? The FBI is expected to give the Senate a supplemental background report on Kavanaugh later Wednesday. She said a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her down, tried to remove her clothing and covered her mouth when she screamed.
    Found at Edge of Solar System: 'The Goblin'

    Found at Edge of Solar System: 'The Goblin'

    And it could prove that a Super-Earth commonly referred to as " Planet 9 " is really lurking somewhere beyond Pluto. The small icy planet has the rough width of MA , and its solar orbit takes a staggering 40,000 years to complete.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.