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Evacuation ordered for coastal residents in Levy County

An evacuation has been ordered for Levy County residents and visitors in the coastal areas of Levy County. This includes, but is not limited to Cedar Key, Yankeetown, Fowlers Bluff, Fanning Springs, and any other area that is prone to storm surge. Please start your preparations for evacuations as soon as you can and be completed by 8pm on Tuesday. Residents and visitors of Cedar Key need to be off the island before the storm surge arrives.

The bridges throughout the island cannot withstand the storm surge and will become impassable. Once the storm surge comes in, help may not be able to reach you.

The Special Needs shelter will be open Oct. 9 at 2 pm at the Bronson Elementary School located at 400 Ishie Ave, Bronson, FL 32621

A shelter of last resort will be available Tuesday October 9th at 2pm at the Bronson Elementary School located at 400 Ishie Ave, Bronson, FL 32621

Residents and visitors seeking shelter at the general population shelters will need to bring pillows, blankets, and bedding. Cots will not be available.