“Due to operational changes in the trajectory of the oil spill, we have decided not to activate the Levy EOC at this time,” Levy County Director of Emergency Management Mark Johnson said. “We are ready to go to a Level 2 activation at a moments notice.”
Johnson said the decision came late Wednesday afternoon, after the announcement was made that the EOC would activate earlier that morning.
“We don’t want to wear people out too early,” Johnson said. The Levy EOC will wait to activate until the oil threat reaches a 72-hour window of Levy’s coastline, Johnson said.