Frances dumps over 6 inches of rain in and around Lakeland.
The ground in Central Florida is already saturated from the rainy season.
damage to many of the local golf courses has been severe
Charley Leaves Courses A Mess
Published Thursday, August 19, 2004
Mountain Lake estimated that 600-800 trees are down.
They estimate spending $5,000 per day on tree removal...for two months.
An estimate of $48,000 was given to do the tree work.
Bartow Golf Course sustained a lot of wind and water, and lost 40-50 trees
Cleveland Heights lost 25-40 trees.
48 trees were blown over at Eaglebrooke.
and then came Frances and Jeanne
and the standing water breeds mosquitoes
|Rain Spawns Record Mosquito Number|
|By Tom Palmer - The Ledger|
|Published Friday, September 10, 2004|
BARTOW -- Rainfall in the past month has spawned record numbers of mosquitoes in Polk County. On Thursday night, aerial spraying crews tried to bring down those numbers. "It was off the chart," Polk's mosquito control manager, said of the mosquito count. She said the average number of mosquitoes collected nightly in trapping stations around the county peaked at 2,187 the week of Aug. 22. In the past, the number never exceeded more than about 1,800.
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