Hurricane Preparedness - September is National Preparedness Month
News & Updates You Can Use! With the current Hurricane season in full force, and with the potential of a major hurricane coming towards Florida, we want you, our clients, members of our community, and business partners to have the sources of information you need to be prepared. Remember that even if your home and/or business is safe and secure from the effects of a storm, that infrastructure systems, including electric, water, sewer, and roads and public transportation may be severely affected and damage done to those systems can delay your ability to resupply or receive help. Delays in areas affected by major storms and hurricanes can last from hours to days. Please ensure that you and your loved ones have the basic items on the following checklist and #BePrepared. Following are important local links for Charlotte and Sarasota County, including links for Shelters, Evacuation Zones, Emergency News and Updates, and More:Shelter and Evacuation Information:
- Venice Florida Hurricane Information: https://www.
- Venice Florida Hurricane Shelter Information: https://www.
venicegov.com/government/fire/ weather-and-disaster- information/hurricane- information/evacuation-and- shelter
- Charlotte County Shelter Information: https://www.
charlottecountyfl.gov/ services/emergencymgmt/Pages/ Refuge-Site-Listing.aspx
- Charlotte County "Know Your Zone!" Evacuation Zone Finder: http://www.charlottefl.com/
- Red Cross "Find Open Shelters" http://www.redcross.
org/get-help/disaster-relief- and-recovery-services/find-an- open-shelter
Charlotte County Emergency Management Info:
- Charlotte County Emergency Contacts and Disaster Planning for Pets: https://www.
charlottecountyfl.gov/ services/emergencymgmt/Site% 20Documents/Are-You-Ready-Pet- Shelter-Trifold.pdf
- Charlotte County Emergency Management: https://www.
charlottecountyfl.gov/ services/emergencymgmt/Pages/ default.aspx
- Sign up for the "Alert Charlotte" Emergency Alert Program: https://www.
charlottecountyfl.gov/ services/emergencymgmt/Pages/ Alert-Charlotte.aspx
Sarasota County Emergency Management Info
- Sarasota Department of Emergency Services: https://www.scgov.net/
- City of North Port Family Disaster Preparedness: http://www.
cityofnorthport.com/ government/city-services/fire- rescue/emergency-management/ family-disaster-preparedness
- Venice Florida "Code Red" Emergency Management Alerts: https://www.venicegov.
com/government/fire/weather- and-disaster-information/code- red
Social Media, News, and Weather Information links:
- Charlotte County Emergency Management Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/
- Sarasota County Emergency Management Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/
- National Weather Service - Tampa Bay Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.
- NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/
- National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
- ABC 7 Sarasota Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.
- ABC 7 Sarasota Weather: http://www.
- SNN Sarasota Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/
- SNN Sarasota Weather: http://www.snntv.com/
- NBC 2 Fort Myers Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/
- NBC 2 Fort Myers Weather: http://www.nbc-2.com/weather
- WINK News Fort Myers Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.
- WINK News Fort Myers Weather: http://www.winknews.
(You may need to verify the accuracy of the information provided in the above links. We are supplying this information as a service to our community but cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information.) Stay safe and if you need any assistance after a storm event, please contact us 24/7 at 941-484-7777