Mandatory Evacuation for Levy County

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A MANDATORY EVACUATION has been ordered for Levy County residents beginning at 4 p.m. today, September 8, 2017.

Shelters in Levy County including the special needs shelter, will be opening at 4 P.M. today, September 8th. The first shelter location opening is the Bronson Elementary School, this is our only special needs location, but will also house general population. Overflow from this shelter will be moved to the Bronson Middle/High School, today if needed. The Williston Middle/High School will be the third facility to open for citizens seeking shelter on Saturday 9/9/17 at 9 a.m. Overflow from the Williston Middle/High will be moved to the Williston Elementary School, as needed.

Citizens seeking shelter at any of the listed general population shelters will need to bring pillows, blankets, and bedding. Cots for sheltering citizens will not be available.

Special needs citizens need to be prepared to move to the special needs shelter at Bronson Elementary beginning at 4pm today.

NO Shelters in Levy County are pet friendly. Citizens with dogs or cats that need to be sheltered have to bring a crate, food for the pet and a current rabies certification. All dogs and cats will be sheltered at the Levy County Animal Services facility in Bronson. Pets will not be accepted if a current rabies vaccination certificate does not accompany the animal.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to complete preparations and evacuations before 5 pm on Saturday. Residents and visitors that are able to leave the area are encouraged to do so. If you are not able to evacuate the county, shelters will be opened to accept people.

Citizens who do not have transportation and need to evacuate to a shelter should call 352-486-5427. For all other questions, please call 352-486-5155 or 352-486-5576.

Shelter Locations:

Bronson Elementary School

400 Ishie Avenue

Bronson, Fl 32621


Bronson Middle High School

351 Ishie Avenue

Bronson, Fl 32621


Williston Middle High School

350 Robert Philpot Way

Williston, Fl 32696


Williston Elementary School

801 South Main Street

Williston, Fl 32696


Levy County Animal Services (Animal Control Facility)

12055 NE 69th Lane

Bronson, FL 32621

(352) 486-5138