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Sarasota County Schools to close Tuesday, Sept. 27, in preparation for Hurricane Ian

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Sarasota County schools will close Tuesday, Sept. 27, out of an abundance of caution and to allow for time to prepare schools that serve as emergency evacuation centers.

While there are no evacuations issued at this time, the county is expecting to announce an evacuation alert for Level A on Tuesday morning.

“As we continue monitoring Hurricane Ian’s track and potential impacts, residents are encouraged to review their emergency plans and prepare their go-kits,” said Jonathan Lewis Sarasota County Administrator.

To locate the nearest emergency evacuation center, visit

“As the storm approaches, we are here to serve our community with our schools and personnel to provide sheltering. We will continue to communicate updates with employees and families throughout the storm as information becomes available. The latest information can be found on our website and all our social media channels,” said Dr. Brennan Asplen, Superintendent of Schools.

Register for emergency notifications at

Stay in the know by monitoring local media stations, following @SRQCountyGov on Facebook and Twitter, or call the Sarasota County Contact Center by dialing 3-1-1.