Monday, August 19, 2019

Levy County Flood Event

August 19, 2019

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office worked diligently over the weekend to ensure the safety of our community members. Several residents in the Gulf Hammock, Rosewood and Yankeetown area were unable to leave their homes after flood waters covered roads making them impassable. 

The LCSO Marine Unit and Deputies utilized our airboat to access several homes in the Gulf Hammock area and helped residents to higher ground. Some residents elected to stay but needed supplies such as fresh drinking water. 

The Levy County Emergency Management Office worked constantly with the LCSO and many of our county departments over this past weekend to maintain closed road postings and checking on residents. Many roads are still closed to traffic. The most up-to-date road closure notifications can be found on the Levy County Emergency Management website at Please report damages to your home or business to 352-486-5155 or online at

The Cedar Key School is closed today, but the rest of the county schools are open. Levy County School District does have a modified school bus route schedule in place. This information can be found on their website at

Sink holes and washed out roads will be just a few of the many hazards our county will face as these flood waters recede. Information about the dangers of flooded wells has been provided by the Levy County Department of Health. That information can be found at

Please use caution when traveling and do not drive into flooded areas.