Local Coast Guard prepares for Hurricane Michael

All commercial port operations from Cedar Key to Tarpon Springs are suspended.

The Coast Guard is also urging mariners to prepare their boats and heed all warnings. Search and rescue capabilities will be delayed as storm conditions worsen.

The Coast Guard is also asking people to evacuate if necessary. Coastal areas of Levy County, including Cedar Key, Yankeetown, Fowler's Bluff, and Fanning Springs are under mandatory evacuations.