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  • Inglis, Yankeetown prepare for expected flooding

    By Mike Wright

    Yankeetown Town Hall had a little bit of redecorating take place Thursday.

  • Bleed For Your Team

    By Kevin Mansingh

    Shark Correspondent

    The Blood Drive is coming to Cedar Key and it’s looking for your donations on Friday.

    Anyone can donate as long as you're 17 and older (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, and have a photo ID. Every donor will receive a recognition item and a complimentary cholesterol screening. Student donors can also receive community service credit.

    The bloodmobile will be at Cedar Key School from 9 a.m. until noon, then at City Hall from

  • FEMA Center closed for Seafood Festival


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    The disaster recovery center in Cedar Key for Hurricane Hermine survivors that is located at the Cedar Key Fire Rescue station 489 First Ave., will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 15, due to the annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival.

    The other center for Levy County, located at Inglis Town Hall 135 Highway 40 West, will be open on Saturday.

  • Good News: Levy down from TS Warning to Watch

    Levy County has been dropped from a Tropical Storm Warning to Watch status as of 11:26 Friday morning, good news for residents fearing the effects of Hurricane Matthew as he headed up the East Coast of Florida.

    But, while the news is good, Levy County Emergency Management officials are asking residents to remain indoors due to the effects of the wind and rain, which can cause damage to power lines and trees. 

    The reason for the downgrade is a combination ot two moves by Hurricane Matthew in the last 24 hours:

  • 4 p.m. Update: Out of gas, again

    Levy County Emergency Management is reminding all residents to be sure that they are prepared for the effects of Hurricane Matthew as it travels up Florida's Atlantic Coast.

    But that could be difficult as gas stations in Williston and Bronson were reported to be out of fuel by 4 p.m. Thursday and Chiefland was being surveyed for supplies by emergency management officials. Trucks to refuel the stations are expected to deliver soon.

  • 11 a.m. Matthew Update: More closings announced

    Here's the latest from the Levy County Emergency Management Department:

    • Levy County is under a Tropical Storm Warning and the county can expect 30 mph winds with 50 mph gusts. But if Hurricane Matthew moves any more to the west, residents need to be prepared for higher winds. This storm's path could change at the last minute.

    • This is not expected to be a rainfall event. 

    • Shelters are not being opened at this time. 

  • School closed Friday; storm update after 11 a.m.

    Here is the latest from the Levy County Emergency Management and the next update will come at 11 a.m. after a briefing:

    "There is notmuch change in the track (of Hurricane Matthew) and we expected that, said David Peaton, assistant director at LCEM. 

    He said the Levy County School Board will close schools on Friday. "So those are the biggest changes. The shelter is not up, evacuations are not ordered."

  • Tropical storm watch issued for Levy



    A tropical storm watch has been issued for Levy County and is effective until further notice.  A Tropical Storm watch means that the potential exists for Tropical Storm force winds over the next 48 hours.


    Residents must take steps to protect their property from 30-40 mph winds that could affect items that are not secured.


    Tomorrow morning, the Levy County School Board will make the determination on the status of schools on Friday.

  • SBA offers disaster assistance to residents ffected by Hurricane Hermine

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Florida affected by Hurricane Hermine that occurred on Aug. 31-Sept. 1.

  • Library closed by mold from Hermine

    It reads like something from a horror novel: The old hotel was dark, as there was no power. It was smothering inside while temperatures outside in the 90s with high humidity. And it smelled like a sewer. The elevator shaft resembled a science esperiment gone awry. And mold was growing up shelves from the floor. This was a dangerous place.