submitted by Ruth Meikel, President La Casa Board of Directors[Read more…]
Even as some of our residents are dealing with the tragedy of losing their home or repairing major damage to their homes, now is still a good time to start preparing for the next crisis.[Read more…]
Submitted by John Sullivan, Member, La Casa Board of Directors [Read more…]
submitted by Jill Palmer Member La Casa Board of DirectorsEmergency Management reports that heavy rains from Hurricane Irma are causing moderate flooding to streets and roads adjacent to the Myakka River.The gauge at Myakka River at the State Park is at 8.78 feet moderate flooding on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, and is projected to rise quickly to a major flood level of 11.2 feet Wednesday, September 13, 2017.Residents along the Myakka River should prepare for increased water levels on roads which could approach and enter homes and vehicles. These areas were evacuated as part of the zone evacuation area for Hurricane Irma.Residents should monitor closely and consider relocating themselves and any vehicle, boats or RVs to higher ground. Sarasota County Public Utilities and Emergency Management are closely monitoring the water levels and will place additional high water or street closure signs as necessary.Residents are urged not to drive through moving water or water greater than six inches deep. If you need emergency assistance, dial 9-1-1. You can report non-emergency and potential safety issues to 941-861-5000.Sarasota County Emergency Management will continue to monitor the rainfall and provide additional CodeRED messages when necessary. Thank you.
submitted by Jill PalmerSarasota County officials issued a mandatory evacuation today for low-lying areas and mobile home residents.The mandatory evacuation applies to those living in mobile homes and anyone in the County’s evacuation Zone A, including areas near the coast, rivers including Myakka, streams and low-lying areas.For evacuating residents, the following shelters are opened now:Booker High – 3201 N Orange Ave, Sarasota;
Woodland Middle (pet-friendly) – 2700 Panacea Blvd, North Port;
Atwater Elementary – 4701 Huntsville Ave, North Port;
Brookside Middle (pet-friendly) – 3636 S Shade Ave, Sarasota.In addition, two shelters will open for those residents with special needs who have registered with the county.More shelter openings will be announced as needed. Residents can find more information and determine which evacuation level they live by selecting “Know Your Evacuation Zone” at www.scgov.net.
Submitted By Jill PalmerIf you did not receive an email or automated phone message and are still in La Casa this is for you.Residents scheduled for solid waste collection services on Saturday, September 9 (due to the Labor Day holiday) will have collection services for garbage and yard waste on Saturday, September 9.Due to Hurricane Irma, recycling will not be collected until Friday, September 15. For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at (941) 861-5000.There is an app called gas buddy. This tells you the price of gas at stations near you but more importantly it tells you if they have power and gas.If anyone plans of leaving Florida, I would recommend it.I think it might be important for people in shelters also after the storm if we receive damage.We had a hard time yesterday finding a gas station open. Stay safe.
Just want to share whatever I hear.
Two websites.Both given by the Governor for receiving information about the storm.