There has been an outbreak of monster oversized mosquitoes descended on North Carolina which is connected to standing floodwaters left behind by Hurricane Florence. The video shows a resident who upon returning home from picking her daughter up from school, when an army of the blood-sucking insects swarmed her vehicle and left the pair trapped inside for some time. The video below was recorded on their cellphone. Some of North Carolina residents have complained about the monster oversized mosquitoes that are swarming the flood-ravaged state. These mosquitoes (Gallinippers, or Psorophora ciliata) as they are properly known, have a wingspan of up to 3/8 inches. They have a painful bite and are aggressive towards humans, but despite their annoying nature - It is reported that "they do not pose a major health hazard."
Although rare, the most commonly reported mosquito-borne illnesses that can be acquired in North Carolina are LaCrosse encephalitis, West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis.