West Nile virus detected in mosquito population, Springdale health officials say

West Nile virus detected in mosquito population, Springdale health officials say

Showers and strong winds on the back end of the barrel. How long will these hang around, and if the cooler weather continues into the weekend and there’s election news here at noon, actor Democratic Donor and Kentucky resident George Clooney weighs in on President Biden’s re-election bid in an explosive op-ed published just an hour from now. It’s been a year since a nine-year-old girl was shot and killed in a shooting. How her loved ones are celebrating her anniversary today and thinking of her. This is WLWT News Five, leading the way, first out at noon. TODAY WE’RE GETTING THE BREAKING NEWS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING IN. I’M MEGAN MITCHELL AND STEVEN ALBRITTON. THE SYSTEM BROUGHT STORMS TO GREATER CINCINNATI TONIGHT AND IT’S STILL HAVING AN IMPACT. DUKE ENERGY IS REPORTING THAT THERE ARE 1,900 CUSTOMERS WITHOUT POWER RIGHT NOW. IT WAS BACK TO 100 THIS MORNING, BY 6:30. CLEARLY THEY ARE WORKING OUT THERE. LET’S TALK TO METEOROLOGIST ALLISON ROGERS. YOU’VE BEEN WATCHING THIS FORECAST. YOU’VE BEEN LIVE WITH KEVIN ALL NIGHT SEEING THESE STORMS. AND THIS IS WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT. YEAH. AND SOME OF THOSE CAUSES SOME OF THE POWER OUTAGES I WAS LOOKING AT THE MAP EARLIER AND IT SAID SOME TREE BRANCHES ARE DOWN. AND THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE’RE GOING TO SEE THIS AFTERNOON AS THESE WINDS CONTINUE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF SOME FALLING TREE BRANCHES. I’M NOT EXPECTING INCREDIBLY STRONG WINDS, BUT STILL WE COULD HAVE WINDS OF UP TO 20-25 MPH TODAY, THAT’S DEFINITELY A POSSIBILITY FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. WE’RE ALSO STILL HAVING SOME LIGHT RAIN, KIND OF A SPRAY FOR A COUPLE OF SPOTTS SO FAR THIS AFTERNOON. WE’VE HAD THAT ALL MORNING HOURS. YOU CAN SEE AREAS IN CLERMONT COUNTY NOW THAT ARE EXPERIENCING SOME OF THAT LIGHT RAIN. WE ALSO HAVE A COUPLE OF LIGHT RAIN AREAS OUT TOWARDS SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA. SO COUPLE OF AREAS OF SOME SPRAYING FROM NEWTONSVILLE OUT TO MOUNT ORAB AND SOME PARTS OF THE CINCINNATI METRO ALSO INTO NORTHERN KENTUCKY. SOME LIGHT RAIN NEAR THE HIGHLAND HEIGHTS RIGHT NOW, EAST SIDE INTO ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, INTO TURPIN AND THEN A LITTLE BIT CLOSER TO NEWTOWN. HIGHWAY 50. THEY’RE GETTING SOME OF THAT LIGHT RAIN. VERY SIMILAR STORY TOWARDS SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA AND SOME PARTS OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THE REST OF TODAY, WE’RE STILL GOING TO SEE SOME WIND FLATTERNS THE REST OF THE DAY. I THINK SOME OF THOSE FLATTERNS COULD BE CLOSER TO 25:30, MAYBE EVEN MORE STRONG THAN THAT FOR THOSE FLATTERNS THIS AFTERNOON. SO IN A MOMENT I’M GOING TO SHOW YOU WHAT WE CAN EXPECT TO SEE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, BECAUSE THE WEATHER IS GOING TO BE DRIER. BUT WE ALSO HEAT IS COMING FOR THE WEEKEND. I’LL SHOW YOU HOW WARM IT’S GOING TO FEEL OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. MEGAN. OKAY. ALLISON, THANK YOU. ONE FAMILY IS A LOT TO CLEAN UP TODAY AFTER BERYL’S REMNANTS UPLOADED A TREE ON THEIR HOME. THIS IS ACTUALLY A GLANCE AT THE DAMAGE THAT WAS DONE OVERNIGHT. EUCLID ROAD IN COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP. AND THE HOMEOWNERS TELL US THEIR 100 YEAR OLD OAK FELL DOWN AND LEFT A HOLE IN THEIR ROOF. Woke THEM UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. BUT LUCKILY NO ONE WAS HURT. AND NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TEAMS WILL BE ON THE GROUND IN INDIANA TODAY AFTER REPORT OF A TORNADO SPREAD BY BERYL’S REMNANTS. TAKE A LOOK. THE SUSPECTED TWISTER WAS CAUGHT ON THIS VIDEO NEAR A WAREHOUSE. THIS IS IN MOUNT VERNON, EAST OF EVANSVILLE. THE WAREHOUSE WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED BY THE STORM. THE STORM ALSO LEAVES A TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION THROUGHOUT A NEARBY NEIGHBORHOOD. YOU CAN SEE MANY FALLEN TREES HERE AND THE ROOFS HAVE BEEN PEELED OFF OF CERTAIN HOMES IN SOME PLACES. AT LEAST 19 HOMES AND SEVERAL OTHER BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED AND A TRAIN DERAILED NEARBY. THIS HAPPENED LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. THE DERAILMENT CAUSED DELAYS IN THE AREA AND SENT THE TRAIN OVER THERE. LUCKILY NO ONE WAS HURT, BUT IT’S NOT CLEAR IF THE DERAILMENT WAS CAUSED BY THAT STORM. I HAVE TO BRING YOU SOME BREAKING NEWS IN OUR COMMITMENT 2024 COVERAGE. ACTOR AND KENTUCKY RESIDENTS GEORGE CLOONEY IS NOW JOINING THE CALLS FOR PRESIDENT BIDEN TO RESIGN FROM THE RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN. YES, THE MOVIE STAR AND LIFETIME DEMOCRAT WRITES IN AN OPINION IN THE NEW YORK TIMES TODAY THAT THE PARTY WILL LOSE THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE AND CONTROL OF CONGRESS WITH BIDEN AT THE TICKET. CLOONEY HAS LONG BEEN A SUPPORTER AND FUNDRAISER FOR BIDEN. THE PRESIDENT HAS REJECTED CALLS TO STRIKE AND DECLARED HE IS FIT FOR A SECOND TERM. THAT IS HAPPENING NOW AT 1202, IT IS ONE YEAR AGO THAT A NINE-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS SHOT AND KILLED IN A DRIVE-BY SHOOTING IN SILVERTON. TODAY, FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF DEMYA PICKENS BARTON REMEMBER HER AS THEY CONTINUE TO WAIT FOR JUSTICE TO BE SERVED. NEWS FIVE’S BRIAN HAMRICK IS WITH US LIVE FROM CENTER, WHERE MAYA’S LOVED ONES ARE NOW GATHERED. BRIAN, I KNOW THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PINK TO HONOR HER. YES, THERE WILL BE. YOU KNOW, THEY CALL THIS A MARCH FOR JUSTICE OR TRYING TO REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED. AND TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM KNOWS THAT THE FAMILIES ARE HERE AND THEY KEEP PRESSURE ON THE SYSTEM. BUT THEY WHEELS OF JUSTICE TURN REALLY SLOW. SOME OF THE PEOPLE ARE JUST STARTING TO GET TOGETHER HERE. THEY’RE WEARING PINK, UH, TO REMEMBER DEMYA BARTON PICKENS. SHE WAS SHOT TO DEATH. SHE WAS AT HER GRANDMOTHER’S HOUSE ON PLAINFIELD DRIVE A YEAR AGO TODAY WHEN SOMEONE WENT SHOOTING INTO THE HOUSE. IT WAS A DRIVE BY STYLE SHOOTING. NOW THREE MEN HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE CRIME. BUT AGAIN, JUSTICE TAKES ITS TIME AND EVEN A YEAR LATER THERE ARE STILL QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED AND WHO IS RESPONSIBLE. SO THERE WERE DOZENS OF SHOTS FIRED INTO THE HOUSE. IT WAS A HORRIBLE SCENE OUT THERE. SO WHAT WE HAVE IS PEOPLE WHO HAVE GATHERED TODAY, UH, BY MAYA’S FAMILY WILL BE HERE AND OTHER GROUPS ARE GOING TO STOP THE VIOLENCE. SORTS OF GROUPS WILL BE OUT HERE. UH, THEY’RE GOING TO MARCH AROUND THE COURT OF JUSTICE. THEY GO TO CENTRAL PARKWAY, THEY COME BACK AND THEY COME TO THE JUSTICE CENTER AND AGAIN, THIS IS ALL ABOUT TRYING TO Preserve The Memory Of DEMYA BARTON PICKENS THERE. THE NINE YEAR OLD, WHO WAS KILLED. AND TO KEEP THE PRESSURE ON AND TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.

West Nile virus detected in mosquito population, Springdale health officials say

The Springdale Public Health Department says they recently collected mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile virus. According to the department, the mosquitoes were collected in the southwest quadrant of the community. Health officials say a person bitten by a WNV-positive mosquito will spread to humans and in most cases will develop no symptoms or a very minimal reaction (flu-like symptoms). In rare cases, WNV can cause more serious illness, including paralysis, swelling of the brain, coma or, in rare cases, death. The elderly and those with weakened immune systems due to a pre-existing medical condition, such as cancer or hypertension, are at increased risk for severe WNV symptoms. To protect yourself and your family from West Nile virus, Springdale health officials recommend the following: Drain standing water, including buckets, tires and bird baths. Apply mosquito dips to bodies of water that cannot be immediately drained. Mosquito dips are available at the Springdale Public Health Department office. Take steps to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home (e.g., repair screens, keep doors closed) Use an EPA-approved insect repellent and reapply as directed Cover exposed skin when possible If camping or sleeping outdoors, use a tent with screens Dress children in clothing that covers their arms and legs, if weather permits Cover strollers and baby carriers with a mosquito net Do not use insect repellent on infants under 2 months of age Do not apply insect repellent directly to a child’s face; spray it on their hands first For more information or assistance, visit the Springdale Health Department website.

According to the Springdale Health Department, mosquitoes were recently collected that tested positive for West Nile virus.

According to the department, the mosquitoes were collected from the southwestern part of the community.

Health officials say the disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of a WNV-positive mosquito. In most cases, a person bitten will not develop any symptoms or will have a very minimal reaction (flu-like symptoms).

In rare cases, WNV can cause more serious illness, such as paralysis, swelling of the brain, coma, or – rarely – death.

Older adults and individuals with weakened immune systems due to a pre-existing medical condition, such as cancer or hypertension, are at increased risk for severe WNV symptoms.

To protect yourself and your family from West Nile virus, Springdale health officials advise the following:

  • Empty sources of standing water such as buckets, tires, and birdbaths
  • Apply mosquito dips to water bodies that cannot be directly tapped
    • Mosquito dunks are available at the Springdale Health Department Office
  • Take steps to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home (e.g. repair insect screens, keep doors closed)
  • Use an EPA approved insect repellent and reapply as directed
  • Cover exposed skin where possible
  • If you are camping or sleeping outdoors, use a tent with mosquito nets
  • Dress children in clothing that covers arms and legs if weather permits
  • Cover strollers and baby carriers with a mosquito net
  • Do not use insect repellent on babies under 2 months of age
  • Do not apply the repellent directly to a child’s face, but spray it on your hands first.

For more information or assistance, please visit the Springdale Health Department website.

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