Cedar Key gears up to hunker down this hurricane season

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CEDAR KEY, Fla. (WCJB) -- With less than a month away from the start of Florida's annual hurricane season, Cedar Key authorities want residents to have the necessary identification to return to the island in the event of a storm requiring "restrictive entry.”

Cedar Key Fire Rescue is reminding residents and business owners alike who live west of the number four bridge they must have a re-entry pass. As Hurricane Michael approached the coast last October, Cedar Key decreased traffic entering and existing the island as Michael came closer to making landfall. This year, Cedar Key inhabitants must have a special pass in the event the town is placed under “Restrictive Entry.”

The passes can be retrieved from City Hall. A hurricane awareness day will be held on May 30th at the community center where passes will be distributed as well.