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Today's News

  • Why FEMA is not here, yet

     

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    If you suffered damage when Hurricane Hermine swept by on Sept. 1 and are wondering why FEMA has not shown up to stroke a check it is not going to happen.

    FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, doers not do things that way any longer. Since 2002 there has been a federal law setting in place a process for obtaining federal aid.

  • Recreation impact fee money closes gap for Shell Mound road

    That worn out, way too narrow strip of asphalt known as Shell Mound Road will finally be widened to 22 feet, have guardrails in a vulnerable spot and be repaved, thanks to the county recreation impact fee fund.

  • Posters show author’s purpose

    Annie McCain

    Shark Correspondent

    Fourth graders at Cedar Key School recently participated in a poster contest about the concept of an author’s purpose.

    The winners were Jeremiah Brown, Dana Hinkle and Raechel Brinkman. Jeremiah and Dana tied for first place and Raechel placed second.

    After the contest Dana said she learned that, “Authors can write to inform, express feelings, entertain, or persuade.”

  • Welcome to Cedar Key Mrs. Brooke

    By Annie McCain

    Shark Correspondent

    Mrs. Brooke Smith is the new elementary ESE teacher at Cedar Key School.

    She came to Cedar Key from Chiefland Elementary after teaching there for a year. She has been teaching for 14 years in all since earning her degree from the University of South Florida where she played soccer. Miss Brooke still holds some soccer records at the USF and was formerly a member of the U.S. Olympic soccer team.

  • Cedar Key Pirate Invasion this weekend

    There will be some changes to the invasion due to Hermine, however the invasion is still on. Check www.facebook.com/CedarKeyPirateInvasion for updates.

    Volunteers are needed to help with the 4th Annual Cedar Key Pirate Invasion weekend Sept. 16-18.

    Plans for the event calls for a historical reenactment where visitors can check out an authentic pirate encampment in the City Park and see how real pirates lived and worked on land.

  • Storm news from the Levy Health Department
  • Hurricane warning, watches for Levy

    The National Hurricane Center has issued a Hurricane Watch for the area from Anclote Key to the Suwannee River that includes tLevy County.

    A Hurricane Warning has been issued for the Suwannee River north toMexico Beach.

    With that announcement, the Levy County Department of Public Safety pulled its ambulance from the Cedar Key area and brought it to Bronson. Residents with special needs can evacuate to the special needs shorter at Bronson Elementary School. 

  • Scam alert

    Levy County Emergency Management wants to warn the residents of Levy County to be on the lookout for people attempting to scam residents that have been affected by Hurricane Hermine.

    There have been reports in surrounding counties of people offering to assist with FEMA claims for a fee.  Please do not fall for this.  FEMA has not opened the claim period as of yet, and even when they do, they will not require any other person or entity to assist with filing the claim.

  • Volunteers are REALLY needed

    The two most affected areas impacted by Hurricane Hermine in Levy County are Cedar Key and Yankeetown. The residents and businesses in this community need volunteers who are able to offer their “muscle.”  Heavy lifting and the physical labor associated with removing substantial debris seem to be the most problematic in their towns.
    Anyone wishing to assist in Cedar Key is asked to go to the Cedar Key Fire Station located at the intersection of Dock Street and First.

  • Sheriff says to evacuate immediately

     From the Sheriff's office:

    The National Weather Service has issued updated information impacting Levy County. Tidal surge is now predicted to reach 11 feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL) near or at high tide at 3 AM. Residents in areas affected by tidal surge should EVACUATE IMMEDIATLEY. Emergency Services WILL NOT be able to reach you in the event you require assistance if you refuse to evacuate.