Some of the water from flooding earlier this month has subsided.
However, some still remains, along with the possible threat of West Nile virus through mosquito bites.
But officials with the Clay County Health Department are taking the necessary steps to combat the possibility of mosquito infestation here in the community.
"There are definitely more insects," CCHD Nurse Diane Dierks said. "But I don't know what an increase will mean. We're just getting to that phase (right now)."
The health department has been working feverishly to provide area residents with tetanus shots if needed after coming in contact with floodwaters.
Now, Dierks said the department is looking into what could become a problem dealing with insect infestation.
"We've gone from our tetanus shots and well water kits," Dierks said. "Now, everybody is surveying their damage."
Dierks said with too much standing water, mosquitoes could become a problem.
"Right now, people just need to get as much standing waters away from their homes as possible," she said.
CCHD Environmental Specialist Bill Hale agreed, saying he has already noticed an increase in mosquitoes in the area.
"There is (an increase) and they will be a problem where water is going to pool," Hale said.
The West Nile virus, according to the Center for Disease Control, may be spread by an infected mosquito.
It may also be spread through transfusions, transplants and from mother to child through breastfeeding.
The disease is not spread through casual contact, such as touching or kissing.
The health department, 1214 E. National Ave., Brazil, has several handouts at its office regarding the West Nile virus and what people need to do in order to avoid it.
For more information, call 448-9019