Largo residents return home to buggy mess

- Some residents at the Mariners Cove mobile home park in Largo returned home Wednesday morning to a soggy and buggy mess.

Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Colin left around 3 to 4 feet of water in the area on Tuesday. The high waters forced about 30 residents to voluntarily leave the park off Ulmerton Road. About 20 of those residents spent the night in a Red Cross shelter.

In addition to having to clean up and salvage any wet possessions, residents will also have to deal with a large number of pesky bugs. Checking out the scene at sunrise on Wednesday morning, FOX 13's Ken Suarez was swarmed by small bugs.

The standing water will only bring more bugs to the area such as mosquitoes. With concerns over the Zika virus at an all-time high in Florida, residents will be asked to take extra precautions in order to protect themselves.

The Zika virus has yet to be found in any mosquitoes in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plans to monitor Florida's mosquito population in the wake of the storm.

 

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