Storm Landfall Preparation

August 31, 2016
This message is for residents of Levy County west of US 19
in flood prone areas. The National Weather Service is predicting a tidal surge
between 5 to 7 feet above Mean Sea Level (MSL) and 8 to 10 inches of rain.
Tornado warnings for Levy County are being issued prior to and during the
storm. Residents in low lying areas should expect flooding. Emergency response
to affected areas will be suspended when sustained winds in excess of 40 miles
an hour are reached.
Residents are asked to monitor weather radios in the event
of power outages. If residents are sheltering in place and plan to use
alternate power sources during power outages, please ensure your homes have
been properly wired to eliminate power back feed to power poles. Improper use
of generator power will create life threatening shock potential to emergency
crews who will be working in your area.

                                                                        

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Lt. Scott Tummond
Public Information
Levy County Sheriff’s Office
(352) 486-5111
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