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Oneida County EEE spraying postponed again; now set for Friday evening

By By JOLEEN FERRIS

(WKTV) - Thursday night's planned spraying for Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been postponed until the same time Friday night.  Oneida County Health Department officials say Thursday night's weather isn't expected to provide conditions ideal for spraying.

"With the rain of course it's not the best time to do this; we want dry, calm conditions, now as it stands, those conditions are forecast for tomorrow so it's been rescheduled for 6:00 tomorrow night, from 6pm until dark," says Oneida County Health Department Public Information Office Ken Fanelli.

Health department officials advise people who live in the 50-square mile target area to stay indoors during the spraying and for an hour afterward. Click HERE to see a map of the spray area. If the county is forced to cancel Friday night's spraying, it will be tentatively rescheduled for the same time Saturday night.

As far as precautions people living in the spray area should take, health officials say stay indoors, close windows, bring pets indoors, close air conditioning vents, close vehicle windows and vents, remove outdoor toys and furniture and cover gardens.

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