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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

  • Potter Park

    PotterPark
    1. Address:8587 Potter Park Drive
      Sarasota, FL 34238
    2. Phone:(941) 861-5000
    Amenities:
    1. Basketball
    2. Dog-Friendly (leash required)
    3. Multi-Purpose Field
    4. Picnicking
    5. Playground
    6. Shelter / Pavilion
    7. Tennis
    8. Tennis Court
    9. Trail - Paved
    10. Trail - Unpaved
    Categories:
    1. Playgrounds
    2. Trails
    3. Transportation Rally Points

Park Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Potter Park Sign

Playground

Shelter
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