South County Update

Hurricane Ian Damaged Multiple Local Wine Bars. Here's How They're Faring.

Now is the time to show support for these great establishments.

11/09/2022 By Bob McGinn

Tropical Storm Nicole

Sarasota, Manatee County Schools Will Close on Thursday, Nov. 10, Due to Tropical Storm Nicole

Schools plan to reopen on Friday, Nov. 11.

11/09/2022 By Megan McDonald

Tropical Storm Nicole

Tropical Storm Nicole: Warnings and Storm Surge Impacts for Tonight and Thursday

Here's what the Suncoast can expect over the next 24 hours.

11/09/2022 By Bob Bunting

Weather

Tropical Storm Nicole Is Slowly Moving Toward the Bahamas, Southeast Florida Coast

Sarasota needs to be prepared for very high tides, some storm surge with onshore winds, and flooding, says meteorologist Bob Bunting.

11/08/2022 By Bob Bunting

Weather

The Suncoast Will Feel the Effects of Subtropical Storm Nicole Wednesday and Thursday

Heavy rains will occur and there is a possibility for coastal flooding along the barrier islands and bayfronts from Venice to Tampa Bay.

11/07/2022 By Bob Bunting

The Tropics

Subtropical Storm Nicole Poses a Threat to Florida

For the Suncoast, it is becoming probable that gales force winds and heavy flooding rains will be our impact—at minimum.

11/06/2022 By Bob Bunting

Not Again

Another Tropical Threat Is Brewing in the Atlantic

Meteorologist Bob Bunting predicts another named storm will form that could intensify as it approaches Florida, thanks to warm seas.

11/05/2022 By Bob Bunting

Hurricane Heroes

These Sarasotans Stepped Up to Help Their Neighbors After Hurricane Ian

We asked our readers to share their hurricane heroes. Here are their responses.

11/04/2022 By Isaac Eger

The Climate Crisis

What Is Coastal Resilience and Why Is It Crucial for Sarasota?

Hurricane Ian decimated parts of the Gulf Coast. Now, local leaders are sharing insights into how we can rebuild in a sustainable way.

10/24/2022 By Laura Paquette

Escape From Englewood

Hurricane Ian Was Approaching. My House Was Shaking. I Didn’t Know What to Do.

The wrong decision could have enormous consequences, from inconvenience to death.

10/21/2022 By Robert Plunket

Ian's Aftermath

Has Hurricane Ian Created Another Red Tide Event?

The water Hurricane Ian dumped on to the state is making its way to sea, with ingredients for a possible harmful algal bloom.

10/13/2022 By Isaac Eger

Hurricane Ian

Michael's On East and World Central Kitchen Have Teamed Up to Feed Survivors of Hurricane Ian

The global nonprofit and Sarasota restaurant are preparing nutritious meals for those in need.

10/04/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Hurricane Ian

Ian Finally Moves Away From Sarasota-Manatee

Sarasota County will send out its Tactical First-In Teams on Thursday morning to begin evaluating damage.

09/29/2022 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian Has Made Landfall in Southwest Florida

The extremely dangerous storm is moving north-northeast at 9 mph and has the potential to cause life-threatening conditions.

09/28/2022 By Megan McDonald

Live Footage

Where to Watch Live Web Cams of Hurricane Ian

See live footage of Hurricane Ian in Sarasota, Naples, Siesta Beach, Anna Maria, Englewood, Skyway Bridge

09/28/2022 By Isaac Eger

Take Shelter

What to Bring With You to an Evacuation Shelter

While evacuation centers may be a last resort, we’re glad they’re available for any of us who may need them.

09/27/2022 By Bethany Ritz

Sountrack the Storm

Your Hurricane Ian Playlist

The music we are listening to to ride out the storm

09/27/2022 By Isaac Eger

Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian Will Likely Make Landfall in Sarasota County as a Category 3 Hurricane

Peak winds at the center of the storm will likely be in excess of 100 mph at the time of landfall.

09/27/2022 By Bob Bunting

Hurricane Season

Here's a List of Local Hurricane Shelters

Visit SCGov.net and MyManatee.org for the most up-to-date information on shelters.

09/27/2022 By Megan McDonald

This Blows

What Exactly Does Storm Surge Mean?

And how are hurricanes classified? We're answering your questions.

09/26/2022 By Lauren Jackson