Sarasota County schools will close Tuesday, Sept. 27, out of an abundance of caution and to allow for time to prepare schools that serve as emergency evacuation centers.
While there are no evacuations issued at this time, the county is expecting to announce, evacuation alert for Level A in effect for Tuesday morning.
To locate the nearest emergency evacuation center, visit scgov.net/beprepared. #SRQCounty #HurricaneIan
Know Your Zone For information on evacuation zones and evacuation centers, visit www.scgov.net
Alert Sarasota County Residents are encouraged to register to receive rapid emergency updates via phone, text and/or email through Alert Sarasota County. City of Sarasota residents should select “City of Sarasota” to receive alerts specific to their area. Register: http://AlertCitySarasota.com
Sandbags: Sandbag distribution is available for Sarasota County residents until 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 at three locations:
- Lakes Park, 6700 Clark Road, Sarasota
- Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St., Sarasota
- South County Fleet Services, 4571 SR 776/Englewood Road, Venice
Residents are limited to 10 bags per vehicle.
For more information, contact Jan Thornburg, Senior Communications Manager, 941-650-9693
About the City of Sarasota: Distinguished by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 10 Best Places to Live in the U.S. and the number one place in Florida, the City of Sarasota is a diverse and inclusive community located on Florida’s Suncoast with 56,000 year-round residents, several internationally recognized cultural arts venues, stunning sunsets along Lido Beach and Major League spring training baseball with the Baltimore Orioles. Learn more about us at www.SarasotaFL.Gov