Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season begins June 1. Another quiet hurricane season is projected by the experts (only one named hurricane predicted). But, it only takes one.

The LPNA encourages you to peruse the links below to ensure you are prepared in the event of a hurricane. Make sure you know your evacuation zone. This information is listed on your property tax statement. You may also check the flood map.

Zones are designated with letters. “A” zones are on the barrier islands and B zones are on low lying areas close to the Bay. Parts the west side of of Laurel Park are designated as being in zone “B“; these areas are denoted with necklaces around the stop signs. In a storm/flood situation, residents in A & B zones will be asked to leave first.

You can check the City and County websites for shelters and emergency instructions:

Contact City Emergency Manager Todd Kerkering at 941-363-5811 for more information.

If you will need assistance going to a shelter, please contact Sarasota County at 941-861-5000 to be registered for bus pick-up.

Some advance preparation will serve you in any emergency situation:

  • check your insurance papers to make sure your property is fully covered,
  • stock up with bottled water, paper products, medications, canned foods, a first aid kit,
  • make sure you have batteries for a radio, your phone, lanterns, etc.,
  • keep cash on hand
  • keep your car’s gas tank at least half full at all times.

Having a contact outside of the area is a good idea. Talk to family and friends in advance of the storm about your plans for leaving Sarasota and where you intend to go.

Thanks for planning ahead.