Sarasota County issued an evacuation order for Level A that is scheduled to take effect on Tuesday, Aug. 29, according to an emergency brief update at 1:30 p.m.
This includes vessels, RVs and mobile homes. Find your evacuation level via the Know Your Level map.
At approximately the same time, the city of Sarasota declared a state of emergency.
City Manager Marlon Brown approved the declaration in consultation with Emergency Manager Todd Kerkering and Mayor Kyle Battie.
The city’s administrative offices will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Bay Runner Trolley service will be suspended on Tuesday as well.
“City leadership is monitoring the storm closely and coordinating with the Sarasota County emergency management team and community partners to make determinations, including possible evacuations,” according to the update.
“Storm preparations have been underway with City crews clearing storm water drains, positioning mobile generators in key areas to ensure continuity of utiliassties services, notifying construction contractors to secure sites and construction cranes, and removing potential projectiles from parks,” the update continues.
No changes have been made to today’s Sarasota County trash and recycling pickup, the update states.