Sarasota Memorial Hospital could soon be adding a hurricane shelter to plans for its new campus.
Venice Mayor John Holic and city staff are in talks with the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System about possibly adding one when the new campus is built.
As of now, there is not a single hurricane shelter in the mid county area. The shelter would be funded, at least in part, by the city and Sarasota County.
Even if an agreement is reached, though, it won’t be in place until at least 2021.