Mark Johnson the Director of Levy County Emergency Management called a meeting with County leaders in reference to Tropical Storm Isaac. The 1 p.m. conference call with the National Weather Service projected that Issac continue to move over the Florida Straits this afternoon and it could strengthen to a hurricane within the next 24 hours. Isaac is predicted to track north-northwest across the Gulf of Mexico and the current weather modules projects landfall early Wednesday morning near Mobile, Alabama as a category two(2) hurricane. The weather briefing for Levy County is expected 35-40 mph winds with gust to 50 mph throughout Monday. It was decided to not close any schools in Levy County.
Coastal flooding is a possibility due to storm surge in the Cedar Key and Yankeetown areas. Citizens should be mindful when traveling to work or school of down trees and power lines. Please take normal precautions and stay vigilant to any changes with Tropical Storm Isaac.