A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for all Levy County residents due to Hurricane Irma.
On Saturday, Chiefland Fire Rescue drove through Otter Creek neighborhoods alerting residents that they need to leave as soon as possible or seek shelter.
There are four shelters in Levy County: Bronson Elementary School, Bronson Middle/High School, Williston Middle/High School and Williston Elementary School.
Officials released a statement Saturday evening saying Cedar Key and Yankeetown could be inaccessible due to damages from the storm.
With Hurricane Irma’s path shifting west, officials fear the county could see hurricane force winds for more than 24 hours.
Florida emergency management efforts shifted Thursday from storm preparation to providing assistance as Hurricane Dorian, after devastating the Bahamas and skirting Florida’s East Coast, threatened to cause heavy damage in the Carolinas.