Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Voluntary Evacuation and Shelter Location

August 31, 2016

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Levy County Emergency Management will be issuing a voluntary evacuation notice for residents that live in evacuation zones west of US Hwy 19.

Levy County will open a shelter of last resort at the old Williston High School Cafeteria located at 427 West Noble Avenue (on US Hwy 27) at 4pm this afternoon.  The shelter is only for residents affected by Tropical Depression #9 and reside on the west side of US 19 from the Suwannee River south to Yankeetown.

This is a shelter of last resort and citizens should make a strong effort to find alternative lodging in a safe location before going to the shelter.  Pets will not be allowed in the shelter.  If you are unable to make alternate arrangements for your pets, you may board them at the Levy County Animal Services building at 12055 NE 68th Lane in Bronson until the storm passes.  Pet owners will be required to bring their own crates and food for their pets.  PETS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT PROOF OF CURRENT RABIES VACCINATION.

For more information, you can contact the Levy County Department of Emergency Management at 352-486-5576 or 352-486-5155.

Thank you and be safe.

Lt. Scott Tummond
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Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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