Hurricane Idalia Landfall Preparations for Levy County, Florida

August 28, 2023

Levy County is preparing for Hurricane Idalia landfall Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday early morning. The county is making emergency preparations to ensure the safety of our citizens and visitors. Flooding, Hurricane force winds and life-threatening storm surge are major concerns. The following emergency orders have been passed:

Levy County Schools have been canceled Tuesday (8/29/23) and Wednesday (8/30/23)

Special needs shelter will be open at the Bronson Elementary School; 400 Ishie Avenue Bronson, Florida at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning (8/29/23)

General population and pet friendly shelter will be open at the Bronson Middle/High School; 351 Ishie Avenue Bronson, Florida at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday morning (8/29/23). Williston Middle High School shelter will be open once Bronson Middle High is near capacity.

Citizens with animals that need to be sheltered need to bring a crate, food, bottled water (1 gallon jug per animal) and any medications. Owners must provide Rabies vaccine certificate and proof of distemper parvo/ feline distemper vaccine. Levy County Animal Services will provide vaccines for addition $10.00 per vaccines. All animals will be sheltered at the Levy County Animal Control shelter if you cannot provide proof of vaccinations. Citizens who have pet questions should call (352) 486-5138.

All county boat ramps will be closed at end of business today, Monday 8/28/23

The Cedar Key airport will be closed

Sandbag locations are now operational at the following locations:

Gulf Hammock Fire Station

Cedar Key Community Center

Rosewood Baptist Church

Yankeetown Water Plant

Inglis Municipal Building

Bronson Town Hall

Chiefland Maintenance Yard

Fowler’s Bluff Fire Station

Morriston Fire Station 11

Fanning Springs Fire Station

Empty lot across from the Williston Police Department


Levy County citizens information lines are now operational and a representative can answer your questions: 352-486-5155 or 352-486-5576.