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Tuesday, 07 May 2019 15:44

Officials Urge Preparedness as Hurricane Season Nears

(TNS) — As Florida enters hurricane season starting June 1, the public needs to prepare for hazardous weather and ensure disaster supply kits are complete, Sarasota County officials urged in a news release. Knowing the risk, getting prepared and staying informed are just a few steps people can take to get ready for hurricane season.

Area hurricane evacuation maps have been updated, officials noted. Residents are encouraged to check the updated maps online to know their evacuation level, previously known as a "zone."

According to Sarasota County Emergency Management officials, just because you can't see water from your home doesn't mean you're not at risk for storm surge. The updated hurricane evacuation levels and storm surge maps are available online by visiting scgov.net/beprepared.