LEVY COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Winds from Hurricane Hermine are already pounding Cedar Key in Levy County.
A number of roads in the low lying city are covered in water. The sheriff’s office is reporting road closures along County Road 40 and State Road 24 due to high water.
Levy County has issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents in Cedar Key and Yankeetown. Hotels and restaurants in the city have closed as residents prepare for the storm.
High tide is expected to come around 3:00 a.m. Coastal areas are already experiencing some flooding.
The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents that tidal surge may reach 11 feet above mean sea level.