Hurricane Prep

How to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Here are tips on how to prepare for hurricane season that starts June 1

05/31/2022 By Dariela Delgado

Hurricane Season

The 2021 Hurricane Season Ends Today

Here's how to prepare for next year.

11/30/2021 By Staff

Hurricanes

Hurricane Ida Eyes New Orleans and the Mid-Gulf Coast

Ida will likely go through an explosive development cycle and strike Louisiana late Sunday as a major hurricane—the second in the Gulf in the past two weeks.

08/27/2021 By Bob Bunting

Weather

Sarasota’s Climate Adaptation Center Updates Its 2021 Hurricane Forecast

Three climate factors will keep this an active peak season.

08/16/2021 By Bob Bunting

Weather

Tropical Depression Fred Is Heading Our Way

Fred is expected to stengthen into a tropical storm in the next day or so.

08/13/2021 By Bob Bunting

There's an App for That

Five Apps That Will Keep You Informed During Hurricane Season

These downloads will keep you aware of what's going on in your neighborhood in the event of a storm.

07/06/2021 By Megan McDonald

Weather

Here’s the Latest on Tropical Storm Elsa

Peak storm conditions in Sarasota will begin late Tuesday afternoon.

07/05/2021 By Bob Bunting

Hurricane Season

Here's A List of Local Hurricane Evacuation Centers

Visit SCGov.net and MyManatee.org for the most up-to-date information on shelters, including Covid-19 protocols.

07/02/2021 By Megan McDonald

Hurricane Season

Do You Know Your Evacuation Zone?

Use Sarasota and Manatee counties' interactive tools to find evacuation levels and routes, shelters and more.

07/02/2021 By Megan McDonald

Hurricanes

Tropical Storm Laura Threatens Florida

This year’s record-breaking hurricane season kicks into even higher gear.

08/21/2020 By Bob Bunting

Weather

Sahara Desert Dust Is Heading Our Way

Here’s what that means for us.

06/24/2020 By Bob Bunting

Weather

Damage From Tropical Storm Shuts Down Casey Key Road

Heavy rain, high winds and tall waves cracked a portion of Casey Key roadway that runs along the Gulf of Mexico.

06/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bookmarks

Where to Find the Latest Info About Hurricane Dorian

Where to get sandbags, how to determine your "evacuation level" and other important information as Dorian draws nearer.

08/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Safe mode

How to Prep Your Kitchen Before Hurricane Dorian Arrives

Chef Judi offers tips on how to preserve and use your frozen and refrigerated foods if the power goes out.

08/30/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Under the weather

Researchers Predict Increased Chance of Heightened Hurricane Season

A recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report puts the risk of an "above average" Atlantic hurricane season at 45 percent.

08/20/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Disasters

Researchers Reduce Number of Predicted Atlantic Hurricanes

Researchers at Colorado State University are reducing the number of Atlantic hurricanes they are predicting for this year from seven to four.

07/02/2018 By Staff

Tracking Irma

How Cuba Saved Florida From a Category 5 Hurricane

Weather expert Bob Bunting’s presentation shows how close the monster storm came to hitting Sarasota.

07/01/2018 By Bob Bunting

Going Naked

This Cortez Resident Lives Without Air Conditioning. Yes, Really.

"We do fine," she says.

06/27/2018 By Pam Daniel

The Weather Man

Bob Harrigan Reflects on Three Decades of Sunshine and Storms

“People come to Florida for the weather. It’s a big factor in what they do every day. It’s also a point of pride—they love to tell friends back home about the weather.”

06/27/2018 By Pam Daniel

Good Day, Sunshine

Major Hurricanes Rarely Hit Our Region. Here’s Why.

Because of the shape of Florida’s land mass and atmospheric factors related to the rotation of the earth, hurricanes tend to make landfall to the south and travel east across Florida, or to curve north and hit the northern Gulf Coast.

06/27/2018 By Pam Daniel