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Today's News

  • Volunteers are REALLY needed

    The two most affected areas impacted by Hurricane Hermine in Levy County are Cedar Key and Yankeetown. The residents and businesses in this community need volunteers who are able to offer their “muscle.”  Heavy lifting and the physical labor associated with removing substantial debris seem to be the most problematic in their towns.
    Anyone wishing to assist in Cedar Key is asked to go to the Cedar Key Fire Station located at the intersection of Dock Street and First.

  • Hermine leaves widespread power outages in Levy County

    When Central Florida Electric Cooperative employee Dusty Aldridge was asked by a curious local along the side of State Road 320 about the extent of the power outages in the area, the longtime utility repairman’s answer was short and to the point.

    “There’s a bunch of ‘em,” he said.

    At lunchtime on Friday, there were 7,571 outages in Levy County, according to CFEC Communications Specialist Whitney McQueen, and 16,085 locations without power in the Tri-County area.

  • Friday morning update on Hurricane Hermine

    Some things gleaned from the morning conference call:

    "It could have been much worse. There was no loss of life," said Levy County Commission Chair John Meeks of Bronson.

    That sums it up as emergency management and county agencies set about helping residents recover from the effects of Hurricane Hermine. 

    • The storm surge did not reach 11 feet, but it was measured at 8.5feet above mean sea level. Cedar Key is still experiencing flooding problems and entry is only being allowed to residents and recovery workers.

  • Latest news from Levy Sheriff
  • EMS calls suspended in part of Levy

     Levy County Department of Public Safety has notified Emergency Management they have suspended their responses for emergency calls to Cedar Key and the area west of CR 347 north to the entrance of the Lower Suwannee refuge .

    This is due to deteriorating conditions making it unsafe for emergency crews.

  • News on Hermine — all bad

    Only 30 people have sought out shelter at the three schools, Williston High and Bronson and Chiefland Elementaries, leading to officials' concerns that many people may be in danger from a predicted 11-foot surge at 3 a.m. when high tide arrives in Cedar Key. 

  • Sheriff says evacuate immediately

     From the Sheriff's office:

    The National Weather Service has issued updated information impacting Levy County. Tidal surge is now predicted to reach 11 feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL) near or at high tide at 3 AM. Residents in areas affected by tidal surge should EVACUATE IMMEDIATLEY. Emergency Services WILL NOT be able to reach you in the event you require assistance if you refuse to evacuate.

  • Sheriff says evacuate immediately

     From the Sheriff's office:

    The National Weather Service has issued updated information impacting Levy County. Tidal surge is now predicted to reach 11 feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL) near or at high tide at 3 AM. Residents in areas affected by tidal surge should EVACUATE IMMEDIATLEY. Emergency Services WILL NOT be able to reach you in the event you require assistance if you refuse to evacuate.

    For more information please contact the Levy County Emergency Management at 352-485-5155 or 352-486-5576.

  • Inglis, Yankeetown prepare for expected flooding

    By Mike Wright

  • Friday football games cancelled

    Chiefland Middle High School's non-district football game at P.K. Yonge in Gainesville on Friday has been cancelled due to Hermine, and will not be played at a later date. P.K. Yonge is a University school, and so the game can't be made up Saturday, when the Florida Gators play, and Monday is Labor Day.

    Bronson's home game against Sneads, which is located in the Panhandle, where Hermine is expected to pass through, is also cancelled.