Jeff Bryan
Jeff Sullivan of Sully’s Lawn Care Service assisted Councilman Chuck Dillon and the city’s Roads & Streets Department with cutting up a fallen tree Monday in Blue Cove. Sullivan, like many other citizens and business owners, came out Monday to assist property owners with cleaning up debris, at no charge.

As Hurricane Irma bore down on the state of Florida, Dunnellon was clearly in her sights Saturday.

The early-morning forecast didn’t bode well for the city of Dunnellon or Southwestern Marion County as Emergency Operations scrambled to open a shelter at Dunnellon High School, urging residents in mobile homes or modular homes to find a safe haven to ride out what was then a powerful Category 4 Hurricane.