IRMA After Action Review COVERThe Hurricane Irma After Action Review was led by former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate, who was engaged by the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation and Gulf Coast Community Foundation in partnership with the county. The review identifies strengths and recommends actions to further enhance the county's disaster response following the historic September 2017 storm

The independent and holistic review included more than 23 meetings and input from hundreds of stakeholders representing the local municipalities, Sarasota County Schools, area nonprofits, law enforcement, the business community and the public.

Fugate and the three emergency management professionals from around the state examined Sarasota County's actions before, during and after the storm's impact, including protective actions, evacuation orders, shelter openings, recovery operations and debris collection.