2018 Hurricane Preparedness Survey for City of Venice Residents

Sarasota County's hurricane preparedness plan for 2018 lists 11 evacuation centers (formerly called hurricane shelters). All are pet-friendly. There are no designated evacuation centers within Venice city limits. The closest evacuation centers to Venice are in North Port and include Atwater Elementary School, Woodland Middle School, Heron Creek Middle School, and North Port High School.

If a storm threatens and the County opens evacuation centers, the County will operate a transportation system, picking up residents by bus at designated "rally points" and transporting them to and from area evacuation centers. Residents can also preregister now on the County's website, scgov.net, to be picked up at home and taken to an evacuation center. 

In the Venice area, the rally point locations are: Venice Community Center; Garden Elementary School on Center Road; Taylor Ranch Elementary School on U.S. 41 in South Venice; Laurel Park on Collins Road in Nokomis; and Pine View School in Osprey.

As part of the City of Venice storm preparedness program, feedback is being solicited from residents to determine your level of awareness and your response plan should a storm event occur. Based on this information, please answer the following questions:

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* 1. Do you know what Evacuation Level for hurricane storm surge you are in?

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* 2. Do you have a plan in place if an evacuation is ordered in your area?

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* 3. If an evacuation order is issued, will you:

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* 4. If you evacuate, will you (choose 1):

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* 5. If you plan to go to an Evacuation Center, will you (choose 1):

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* 6. Do you have special medical needs requiring you to preregister with the county (require a caregiver for a lift assist from a wheelchair or other activities of daily living; use an oxygen tank)

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* 7. If you have special medical needs, have you preregistered with the county's medical needs program for transportation and sheltering at a medically dependent Evacuation Center?

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* 8. Please give us your name, address and contact information.

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* 9. How many people live in your home?

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