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Okay, enough of the rain already

8:00 PM, Jul 5, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- For some it's terrible day with downed trees, rising water and damaged roofs. It all can be blamed on the weather. For the masses it's a different kind of frustration.

"It's been a real bummer," said Ellen Mendelsohn.

"Oh my gosh it's been insane. I'm so sick and tired of the rain," said Amy Henderson.

They're calling it rain fatigue. Some people are stir crazy enough to brave a soggy Beltline.  "It's a lot less crowded," Mendelsohn said.

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Fewer people, but more bugs.  Newborn mosquitoes could be on the way.  "Specifically the rain this week, they'll really notice a boom here in about seven to fourteen days," said Michael Green of Mosquito Masters.

A tiny puddle the size of your bird bath or your child's wagon is enough space to hatch hundreds between now and next weekend.   It's keeping Mosquito Masters busy misting from sixty pound poison packs.  "We kinda look like the Ghostbusters," said Cole Hewitt.

To these guys rain means more work and canceled vacations.  "You can't really complain when it's good for business," Greene said.

Indoor businesses are booming. There was a long line Friday afternoon line at Midtown Bowl.  "We were on about a two hour wait throughout the day which is not very common," said Mike Fortas.

There are upsides to the soggy weather.   Less heat, greener gardens and no sunburns.   They are all small consolations for little Allie Planeaux. "I just like when it's sunny and when you can go outside and play."

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