Sarasota County Emergency Updates:
As we continue to assess damage from Hurricane Ian throughout the county, not all areas are safe for reentry.
A map has been made available showing what areas of the county are in the various stages of safety for reentry. It shows only major traffic arteries.
Sarasota County is using a red, yellow and green level system to inform about the risks associated with leaving where they have sheltered. Click here for an interactive map.
Red It is unsafe and emergency services may not be available. There is extensive damage limiting travel, and access is limited to residents and business owners.
Yellow Power is out and trees and power lines are down. Traffic lights may be out and there is potential damage to drinking and wastewater. Safety precautions are required, and travel should be limited to essential needs.
Green There are no limiting factors, and it is safe for the general public.
Many roads throughout the county remain impassable, so use extreme caution if you must travel. Damage assessments are ongoing.