HAMPTON, Va. -- The Great Dismal Swamp, the southern section of Chesapeake, and the communities of Suffolk and Portsmouth will be sprayed for mosquito control on Thursday, October 14, 1999, between the hours of 3 P.M. and 7 P.M., according to the Virginia Department of Emergency Services.
If weather conditions cause cancellation of the flight it will be rescheduled. No other areas will be sprayed tomorrow. Aerial spraying of an area will occur only once.
The City of Franklin, parts of the cities of Chesapeake and Suffolk, and parts of Sussex, Surry, Southampton and Isle of Wight counties have been plagued by mosquitoes following Hurricane Floyd's floods.
Residents of the affected areas can call the Mosquito Hotline at (757) 896-7320 between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to find out the next day's flight plan. The Mosquito Hotline, which operates from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. is staffed by the Virginia Department of Health. Please be patient when you call and call back if the line is busy.