Emergency Preparedness

Storm and Hurricane Information

If a hurricane or other violent storm is predicted, stay tuned to local media for up-to-date information. Follow the directions given by local officials about evacuation. When a hurricane threatens, hope for the best and prepare for the worst! Here are a few tips to help you prepare for a storm:

  • Remove everything from your balcony. Everything outside in high winds has the potential of becoming a danger to life and property. This could become an insurance liability for you. Association staff will be unable to move the items from your balcony for you because they will be very busy with all the tasks involved in securing the building before the disaster. If items left on your balcony have to be moved inside by emergency preparedness personnel, you will be billed $500.
  • Stock up on water, non-perishable food, prescriptions, first aid kit, and cash. Click here for a suggested list. Basically anything and everything you’ll need to survive in the days after the storm when electricity will be out and finding supplies will be a challenge. It’s recommended that you have enough food and potable water to last 72 hours.
  • Choose an interior room in your home that can serve as your safe room.
  • Have a battery-powered radio, flashlights and battery powered lights ready.
  • Make sure the storm has passed before you go outside and it’s not the eye of the hurricane.
  • Keep in mind that after the storm can be the most stressful part of a hurricane. Sarasota County Disaster Planning Guide can be found- here.
  • Be safe, be patient and help your neighbors.
  • Local storm shelters are listed here – storm shelters.
  • If you feel you’ll need special assistance from county rescue officials moving to a safe place during a disaster, please complete this form and return it to the address at the top of the first page – assistance form.
  • Not all disasters stem from storms. Man-made disasters could also occur, such as chemical spills or terrorism. The www.floridadisaster.org site has great information about how to react to this type of disaster.


Now is the time to make preparation for the Hurricane season. The Association has a plan in place for the common areas. Residents are responsible for making their own preparations. For information and tips to protect you and your property, residents may go to the following websites:


You may also Google “hurricane tracking websites” to follow the path of storms.


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