Charlotte County resumes emergency response calls
Charlotte County resumes emergency response calls

(Punta Gorda) Charlotte County Public Safety has resumed emergency response to calls following Hurricane Ian. This includes the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte County Fire & EMS, and City of Punta Gorda first responders. The deadliest t

56 mins ago by SNN Newsroom
Evacuation Orders Lifted in Manatee County
1 hr 7 mins ago by SNN Newsroom
Skyway Bridge closed due to high winds
22 hrs 6 mins ago by Robert Weich
Manatee County expands evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Ian
Manatee County expands evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Ian

Manatee county officials have expanded evacuation orders for residents.. as did Sarasota and Charlotte Counties. 

September 27th, 6:46 PM EDT by Valezka Nava
FPL preps for Hurricane Ian response on the Suncoast
FPL preps for Hurricane Ian response on the Suncoast

Hundreds of trucks and crews are pre-positioning at the Sarasota Fairground staging site preparing for response as Hurricane Ian nears the Suncoast. 

September 27th, 6:43 PM EDT by Valezka Nava
Red Cross rolls out on Suncoast
Red Cross rolls out on Suncoast

Pallets of food and water are on their way to shelters across the Suncoast.

September 27th, 6:22 PM EDT by Briana Bozkurt
Ham radio is ready if cell phones go down
Ham radio is ready if cell phones go down

Ham radio operators in Sarasota County are prepared to keep lines of communication going if cell phones go down.

September 27th, 6:19 PM EDT by Briana Bozkurt
Sarasota Bradenton International is Terminating All Flights After 6:00 pm Tonight
Sarasota Bradenton International is Terminating All Flights After 6:00 pm Tonight

Sarasota Bradenton International is terminating all flights after 6:00 pm tonight, and closing its doors at 8:00 pm tonight due to hurricane Ian.

September 27th, 5:07 PM EDT by Alex Vaughn
As Hurricane Ian Approaches, We're All Reminded to Take Precautions
As Hurricane Ian Approaches, We're All Reminded to Take Precautions

As hurricane Ian approaches, we’re all reminded to take precautions.

September 27th, 4:58 PM EDT by Alex Vaughn
Manatee boaters prepare for Hurricane Ian
Manatee boaters prepare for Hurricane Ian

With more than 25,000 registered boaters in Manatee County, many are locking down their vessels at marinas to prepare for Hurricane Ian.

September 27th, 4:57 PM EDT by Annette Gutierrez
The Ed Smith Stadium Sand Bag Pick Up
The Ed Smith Stadium Sand Bag Pick Up

The Ed Smith Stadium today in Sarasota was packed.

September 26th, 8:51 PM EDT by Alex Vaughn
Sarasota County Officials urge residents to plan ahead of Hurricane Ian
Sarasota County Officials urge residents to plan ahead of Hurricane Ian

Sarasota County Officials are making a plea to residents ahead of Hurricane Ian's arrival. 

September 26th, 5:32 PM EDT by Valezka Nava
Sarasota schools closed Tuesday, list of school shelters
Sarasota schools closed Tuesday, list of school shelters

SARASOTA COUNTY (SNN TV) - Due to Hurricane Ian casting severe weather possibilities on the Suncoast by late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, Sarasota County will be closing schools Tuesday. Also, that gives the county a chance to set up 12 schoo

September 26th, 3:23 PM EDT by Don Brennan
Thousands of sandbags prepped in Bradenton for Hurricane Ian
Thousands of sandbags prepped in Bradenton for Hurricane Ian

Sandbags are a hot commodity today, and the City of Bradenton started its distribution early this morning.

September 26th, 1:54 PM EDT by Annette Gutierrez
Sarasota County announces evacuation orders
Sarasota County announces evacuation orders

SARASOTA COUNTY (WSNN) - Sarasota County has ordered evacuations for certain residents. The order is a required evacuation for all residents that live in Zone A. Zone A is mostly the residences closest to the water all across the county. To see if you're

September 26th, 1:54 PM EDT by Robert Weich
Manatee County orders hurricane evacuations for certain areas
Manatee County orders hurricane evacuations for certain areas

MANATEE COUNTY (WSNN) - A mandatory evacuation order and a voluntary evacuation order has been issued by Manatee County because of Hurricane Ian's expected arrival. Residents that live in Zone A are under a mandatory evacuation order, effective at 8 a.m.

September 26th, 11:47 AM EDT by Robert Weich
How to prepare for Hurricane Ian
How to prepare for Hurricane Ian

There is just about 3 to 4 days until potential impact by tropical storm Ian.

September 25th, 7:17 PM EDT by Sydney Roell
Schools open Monday, sandbag locations detailed around Suncoast
Schools open Monday, sandbag locations detailed around Suncoast

Schools open Monday, sandbag locations detailed around Suncoast

September 25th, 6:37 PM EDT by Marco La Manno
Former NASA scientist praises climate provisions in Inflation Reduction Act
Former NASA scientist praises climate provisions in Inflation Reduction Act

SARASOTA (SNN TV) - With the Inflation Reduction Act, the United States makes its biggest investment in reversing climate change, which also may help encourage other countries to join the effort. I've spoken many times with the CEO of the Climate Adaptati

September 25th, 6:17 PM EDT by Marco La Manno
Shooting leaves one Osprey man dead
Shooting leaves one Osprey man dead

The incident took place at the intersection of Highland Road and Westview Drive.

September 25th, 12:08 PM EDT by Marco La Manno
Chocolate festival for children with cancer
Chocolate festival for children with cancer

September 24th marks the day of the Children’s Cancer Center Chocolate festival.

September 25th, 9:57 AM EDT by Sydney Roell
Savannah’s oldest candy store comes to Sarasota
Savannah’s oldest candy store comes to Sarasota

If you have a sweet tooth then you’re in luck! Savannah’s oldest candy store has moved in to St Armand’s circle. 

September 24th, 6:02 PM EDT by Briana Bozkurt
Manatee County sandbag locations announced
Manatee County sandbag locations announced

Manatee County declares a local state of emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Ian.

September 24th, 4:32 PM EDT by Marco La Manno
Sarasota clergyman sentenced to life in prison
Sarasota clergyman sentenced to life in prison

The 74 year old was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.

September 23rd, 9:12 PM EDT by Cynthia McLaughlin
Sarasota County hires a new Fire Chief
Sarasota County hires a new Fire Chief

SARASOTA COUNTY (SNN TV) - Sarasota County has a new fire chief, and they reached outside the Suncoast to get him. David Rathbun, a 32-year veteran of Orange County Fire-Rescue, will take the reigns on Nov. 7. Rathbun actually retired as the orange county

September 23rd, 3:49 PM EDT by Don Brennan
Chalk Festival brings in first-ever flower carpet delegations in U.S.
Chalk Festival brings in first-ever flower carpet delegations in U.S.

Chalk Festival VENICE (SNNTV) - The Chalk Festival, a jubilation of art and culture, is recognized for hosting the world’s largest gathering of Internationally renowned pavement artists. Founded in 2007, the festival invites artists to travel to Sar

September 23rd, 3:41 PM EDT by Don Brennan
CRAIG BURDICK COMMENTARY
CRAIG BURDICK COMMENTARY

Last week I asked Sarasota County Commissioners to take note of a road resurfacing project along Tuttle Avenue.

September 22nd, 7:56 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Residents support Sarasota County's interest in Gulf Gate land
Residents support Sarasota County's interest in Gulf Gate land

Gulf Gate residents are hoping to stop nearly 50 acres of wetland from turning into pavement.

September 22nd, 5:35 PM EDT by Briana Bozkurt

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