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Levy County Emergency Management, located in the Emergency Operations Center in Bronson, Fl, is the "Direction and Control Center" for Levy County in times of disaster.
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2017 Atlantic
Hurricane Names

Hurricane Season Runs From June To November

Arlene
Bret
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Hurricanes Section:3
 
WHEN A STORM THREATENS
 
EVACUATION
If a hurricane WARNING is issued for your area and an evacuation is ordered, local radio and television stations will announce information on where you should go and the best route to take. Call your "partner" and make arrangements to leave.

Don't panic if you cannot get a ride. In a hurricane evacuation, local emergency services personnel or police usually patrol each street to warn those people who may not have a radio or television. You can stop one of these officers, and they will help you.
Evac Map
Levy County Major Roads
Evacuation Paths
 
Leave early! Do not wait, especially on low-lying areas. Roads can flood quickly leaving you stranded. Do not use elevators to leave your building. The electricity could cut off and leave you stranded.

Before you leave your home:
  1. Run wide waterproof tape from corner to corner in a large X on each window and glass door to keep glass from shattering.
  2. Close and lock your windows and glass doors, lowering blinds and closing curtains to keep flying rubble out. If possible, you may wish to nail boards over larger windows.
  3. Fill bathtubs and other clean containers with water for later use should water become unavailable.
  4. Follow the approved evacuation route from your home to safe higher ground.

Do not stay in a mobile home during a hurricane.  Even if a mobile home is anchored, there is no guarantee it will withstand the strong winds of a hurricane.

A person requiring any type of assistance during an emergency situation is classified as someone with a Special Need. If you have some type of "Special Need", please fill out the Special Needs FormPDF we have and return it to our office; or you may contact the Department of Emergency Management at (352)-486-5213 and we will mail one to your home for you to fill out and return.

It is important to fill out this form completely and as accurately as possible to insure that we can meet your specialized needs in an efficient manner.

Once you are registered for the Special Needs Assistance Program, we ask that you help us in helping you by keeping us informed of any changes to your needs. We can not keep your information accurate and up to date if we are not notified. It is also important that if you no longer need our help or if you are moving that you notify us.

 

DURING THE HURRICANE

If you are unable to evacuate before the hurricane hits, stay inside.  Do not be fooled by the eye of the hurricane and its temporary period of peaceful weather conditions.  The length of time within the eye varies from several minutes to a couple of hours, depending on the size of the storm.  The larger and more intense the hurricane, the larger the eye.

Stay away from windows and glass doors.  You could be struck by flying debris.

Continue to listen to your radio or television for hurricane updates and emergency information.

 

AFTER THE HURRICANE

Local authorities will announce when it is safe to return to your home.  Stay tuned to local stations for current information.  When you get home:
  1. Look for visible structural damage before you go inside. Watch for loose or dangling electrical power lines and broken sewer, water or gas lines. Notify local officials immediately if you see any.
  2. Make sure all electrical outlets and appliances are dry and free of water before using them.
  3. Do not drink water from the faucet until officially notified that it is safe from contamination. Use your emergency supply or boil tap water before drinking it.
  4. Without electricity, food in your refrigerator could spoil in a few hours. Don't eat it. Food in a freezer could partially thaw, but could be safe to eat for several days. Food should not be refrozen once it begins to thaw.
  5. Snakes, animals and insects instinctively travel inland to higher ground to escape approaching floodwaters. Expect them and be prepared to protect yourself.
 
Shelter Information
 
The following shelters are designated as official hurricane shelter locations by the Department of Emergency Management. You should try to evacuate to the home of a friend or family member outside of the Evacuation Area. A shelter should be your refuge of last resort if you have absolutely no where else to go.
 
PRIMARY SHELTERS
SECONDARY SHELTERS
Bronson Elementary School
(special needs)pdf
State Road 24 Bronson
Bronson High School
1 Eagle Drive Bronson
Chiefland Elementary School
1205 N.W. 4th Avenue Chiefland
Williston High School
427 West Noble Avenue Williston
Williston Elementary School
801 South Main Street Williston
Chiefland Middle School
811 N.W. 4th Drive Chiefland
 
Careful planning and quick response to a hurricane threat will reduce damage to your home and could save your life. Most importantly, you must EVACUATE if you are told to do so by local officials. Material possessions are replaceable: your life is not. Take action now to be better prepared for hurricane season.
 
Levy County Hurricane Manual pdf 645KB
 
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