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
    1. Indoor Rental
    2. Pickleball
    3. Recreation Building
    4. Restroom
    1. Recreation Centers
    2. Specialty Park
    3. Transportation Rally Points
 For more information on Venice Community Center please click here.
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