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

  • Englewood Sports Complex

    ESC Entrance
    1. Address:1300 S. River Road
      Englewood, FL 34223
    2. Phone:(941) 861-5000
    1. Baseball Field
    2. Basketball
    3. Bicycling
    4. Dog-Friendly (leash required)
    5. Fishing
    6. Fitness Center
    7. Gymnasium
    8. Indoor Rental
    9. Pickleball
    10. Picnicking
    11. Playground
    12. Recreation Building
    13. Restroom
    14. Shelter / Pavilion
    15. Soccer Field
    16. Softball Field
    17. Tennis Court
    18. Trail - Paved
    19. Trail - Unpaved
    1. Athletics Facilities
    2. Playgrounds
    3. Recreation Centers
    4. Trails
    5. Transportation Rally Points

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

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Englewood Sports Complex Gym Floor     ESC Fitness Rm 1
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