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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Cedar Key braces for Hermine

    The "Island Storm" is the name of the favorite drink among customers at the just-opened 1842 Daily Grind & Mercantile in Cedar Key, on the corner of 2nd Street and State Road 24.

  • Coastal Levy under Hurricane Warning, inland under Hurricane Watch

    The National Hurricane Center has issued a Hurricane Watch for the area from Anclote Key to the Suwannee River that includes tLevy County.
    A Hurricane Warning has been issued for the Suwannee River north toMexico Beach.

    Here's the latest:
    While Hurricane Hermine is heading for North Florida a hurricane watch remains in effect for coastal Levy , while a tropical storm watch remains in effect for inland Levy.