Sarasota County emergency officials have announced a voluntary evacuation for residents who live on barrier islands, in low-lying areas and in areas prone to flash flooding.
Pineview School, at 501 Old Venice Road in Osprey, will be open as a shelter at 10 a.m. The shelter is pet-friendly for dogs and cats. Pets must be in cages, have current vaccination information and food and supplies.
Residents who are worried about flooding are urged to leave by noon today because the potential for flooding will increase throughout the day. Conditions are expected to worsen late tonight.
Any People with Special Needs who want to request evacuation should contact the Sarasota County Call Center at 941-861-5000.
Saturday, 09 July 2005 01:00