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If you cannot drive to an evacuation center

Sarasota County will provide bus transportation for you and your pets (along with a limited amount of supplies) to and from a general population evacuation center.

This program is activated only when Sarasota County has a declared county emergency, an activation is ordered, and evacuation centers are opened. Transportation will be offered at designated rally points throughout the county.

Keep in mind…

  • Transport will be provided by Sarasota County Area Transit and school district buses.
  • Space on buses will be limited.
  • Baggage is limited to two carry-on sized bags per person that can be stored under a seat or held in lap.
  • Pets must be in a crate or carrier, and you must bring all pet supplies. 
  • Passengers cannot specify what shelter they will be transported to.
  • All transportation will cease when landfall is expected within eight hours.

Transportation Rally Points

  • Venice Community Center

    Venice Community Center
    1. Address:326 Nokomis Ave S
      Venice, FL 34285
    Amenities:
    1. Indoor Rental
    2. Pickleball
    3. Recreation Building
    4. Restroom
    Categories:
    1. Recreation Centers
    2. Specialty Park
    3. Transportation Rally Points
 For more information on Venice Community Center please click here.
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