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  • Debby brings much needed rain

    The biggest damage from Tropical Storm Debby seems to be in sinkholes opening in Chiefland, Williston and the county with wind and high water damage in Cedar Key where Dock Street took a lashing.
    Levy County Commission Chair Danny Stevens said the damage done on Sunday was continuing this week but was not as rough. "It's not as bad as it could be and that's about it," Stevens said. He said most folks were reporting downed limbs and only one tree of any size was down. But all the roads are open.

  • Road closings due to TS DEBBY

    Tropical Storm Debby Road Closure Update – Number 2
    Lake City  – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures in Northeast Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby.
    Baker and Columbia County
    ·       I-10 between I-75 (Exit 296) and US 90 (Exit 324) is closed. Traffic is detoured to US 90 or I-75 to US 90.
    Baker County
    ·       SR 121 at Steel Bridge Road – partial closure

  • Rivers, airport closed to traffic

    From the Levy County Sheriff's Office:

  • Debby weakens to tropical depression

    Atlantic Tropical Depression DEBBY Intermediate Advisory Number 14A
    06/26/2012 07:58 PM EDT
    BULLETIN
    TROPICAL DEPRESSION DEBBY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 14A
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042012
    800 PM EDT TUE JUN 26 2012

  • Levy under tornado watch until 5 a.m. Monday

  • Tropical Storm Debby brings rain, flooding

     

    From the Levy County Sheriff's Office:

    As this storm progresses Levy County is already on the move to secure and make safe the citizens it serves. The Levy County Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson has been working now for several hours making arrangements for our citizens.

  • Jeff Earnhardt to race at Bronson Speedway June 30.

    Bronson Speedway is Florida’s premier high banked short track where action is the attraction willbe action-packed on Saturday, June 30, as it plays host to not only hometown racers, but also Jeff Earnhardt , who pilots the NASCAR Nationwide Series No. 15 Ford Mustang for Rick Ware Racing.

  • Road closings caused by TS Debby

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is providing an update on road and bridge closures in Northeast Florida due to Tropical Storm Debby.
     
    Baker and Columbia County
    ·       I-10 east of I-75 (Exit 296) to US 90 (Exit 324) has been reopened to all eastbound and westbound traffic as of 11 a.m. today. Use caution in the area as the water is up to edge of the travel lanes in places and debris may float out of the woods alongside the roadway.
     

  • Keep an eye on Gulf this weekend

    TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
    200 PM EDT SAT JUN 23 2012

    FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

    BUOY OBSERVATIONS...SATELLITE DATA...AND PRELIMINARY RECONNAISSANCE
    DATA INDICATE THAT A TROPICAL STORM MAY BE FORMING IN THE CENTRAL
    GULF OF MEXICO ABOUT 250 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF THE MOUTH OF THE
    MISSISSIPPI RIVER. IF THE PLANE IS ABLE TO IDENTIFY A WELL-DEFINED
    SURFACE WIND CIRCULATION...THEN ADVISORIES WILL BE INITIATED LATER
    THIS AFTERNOON. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...90 PERCENT...OF

  • CFEC hosts hurricane planning meeting

       Central Florida Electric Cooperative recently hosted a hurricane planning meeting for emergency management personnel in the service area, including county sheriff’s offices, city police departments, local fire departments and emergency management offices and responders.