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

  • Laurel Park and Sandra Sims Terry Community Center

    1. Address:509 Collins Road
      Nokomis, FL 34275
    2. Phone:(941) 861-5000
    1. Basketball
    2. Bicycling
    3. Community Garden
    4. Gymnasium
    5. Indoor Rental
    6. Multi-Purpose Field
    7. Outdoor Fitness Equipment
    8. Pickleball
    9. Playground
    10. Recreation Building
    11. Restroom
    12. Shelter / Pavilion
    13. Tennis
    14. Tennis Court
    15. Trail - Paved
    16. Volleyball
    1. Playgrounds
    2. Recreation Centers
    3. Trails
    4. Transportation Rally Points

For more information on the Surrey Rides, please call 941-486-2757 or review the brochure.

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


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