DORIAN VICTIMS IN FLORIDA. (DN) ALSO THIS NOONTIME… TARGETING MOSQUITOES… AFTER TESTING SHOWED POTENTIALLY DEADLY MOSQUITO BORNE VIRUSES IN PARTS OF RHODE ISLAND… ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICIALS ARE TAKING TO THE AIR WITH LARVICIDE. EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER JULIANNE LIMA IS WORKING THE STORY…. LIVE WITH THE LATEST LOCAL COVERAGE. DANIELLE TREATMENT IS UNDERWAY RIGHT NOW. A HELICOPTER HAS BEEN FLYING BACK AND FORTH FROM THE AIRPORT HERE FILLING UP WITH LARVICIDE TO DROP ON THREE DIFFERENT SWAMPY AREAS ACROSS THE STATE. MOSQUITO CONTROL EFFORTS ARE RAMPING UP IN RHODE ISLAND. THOUSANDS OF POUNDS OF LARVICIDE IS BEING DROPPED IN FIVE COMMUNITIES WHERE TRIPLE E WAS DETECTED. “We’ll be dispersing the chemical over the swamplands to prevent the larvae from growing into mosquitoes.” HELICOPTER PILOT RAY SWEENEY HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOR SOME 20 YEARS. HE SAYS IT TAKES SKILL TO DO THIS TYPE OF DAYTIME TREATMENT. “More technical flying it’s low level we have obstacles to deal with we’re cognizant of the people on the ground, it’s much more dangerous flying.” PELLETS OF LARVICIDE CALLED “B-T-I” WERE LOADED INTO THE HELICOPTER… TO BE DROPPED IN SWAMPY AREAS IN WESTERLY, WEST WARWICK, LINCOLN, CUMBERLAND, AND CENTRAL FALLS. “BTI is nontoxic to people, nontoxic to pets, nontoxic to farm animals and to farm animals, so it’s safe.” ALL THE TARGETED COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY TRIPLE E IN RECENT WEEKS. MOSQUITOES AND HORSES HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE DISEASE IN WESTERLY, AND THE VALLEY MARSH AREA SURROUNDED BY LINCOLN, CUMBERLAND , AND CENTRAL FALLS. THE ONLY HUMAN CASE OF TRIPLE E SO FAR HAS BEEN IN WEST WARWICK. “The point of this operation is to kill those larvae before they become adult biting mosquitoes.” THIS TYPE OF TREATMENT IS DIFFERENT FROM AERIAL SPRAYING BUT THAT’S SOMETHING THE STATE IS PREPARING TO DO. MORE DETAILS ON THAT AND HOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE MAKING CHANGES TO PROTECT STUDENTS FROM MOSQUITOES COMING UP LATER ON EYEWITNESS NEWS. REPORTING LIVE IN SMITHFIELD I’M