Idalia’s path and strength remain uncertain, but hurricane and storm surge watches have been issued for our area. It is expected to intensify quickly upon landfall and might be a Category 3 with winds of at least 111 mph.
FYI Florida's Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is going on now, many hurricane prep supplies are tax-free to help you prepare. Sarasota garbage collection is temporarily halted.
In addition to preparing your house, gathering supplies for yourselfand any pets, charging your electronics/essential batteries, making a emergency plan, consider documenting your property and downloading the FEMA app or another form of alerting (Sarasota County, Manatee County).
Stay informed. Stay safe.