SARASOTA - Dorian is predicted to impact the east coast of Florida as a category 4 storm.

Sarasota County Emergency Management Chief Ed McCrane says county officials have been working hand in hand with first responders to supply sandbags and help with prep around the county to make sure all are safe on the Suncoast.

“Tomorrow morning the county is going to declare a local state of emergency," said McCrane. "It does not mean that a threat or emergency is imminent it means that it’s an administrative action that we take in order for us to be able to use emergency funds, and place resources in place quickly in the event that we do need to take action.”

McCrane says now is the moment to start preparing and to have a plan in case they are needed to evacuate. 

The following shelters have not yet been opened. We will update this list as Sarasota and Manatee counties activate shelters and open them to the public.

Sarasota County Hurricane Shelters 

Brookside Middle School
3636 S. Shade Ave., Sarasota

Southside Elementary School
1901 Webber St., Sarasota

Riverview High School
1 Ram Way, Sarasota

Booker High School
3201 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota

Phillippi Shores Elementary
4747 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Gulf Gate Elementary School
6500 S. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota

North Port High School
6400 W. Price Blvd., North Port

Heron Creek Middle School
6501 W. Price Blvd., North Port

Woodland Middle School
2700 Panacea Blvd., North Port

Atwater Elementary School
4701 Huntsville Ave., North Port

Manatee County Hurricane Shelters

Bayshore Elementary School
6120 26th St. W, Bradenton

Braden River High School
6545 State Road 70 E., Bradenton
(pets allowed)

Braden River Middle School
6215 River Club Blvd., Bradenton

Buffalo Creek Middle School
7320 69th St. E, Palmetto

Daughtrey Elementary School
515 63rd Ave. E., Bradenton

Freedom Elementary School
9515 State Road 64 E., Bradenton

Gullett Elementary School
12125 44th Ave. E., Bradenton

Haile Middle School
9501 State Road 64 E., Bradenton

Harvey Elementary School
8610 115th Ave. E., Parrish

Johnson-Wakeland School of IB
2121 26th Ave. E., Bradenton

Kinnan Elementary School
3415 Tallevast Road, Sarasota

Lee Middle School
4000 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton

Manatee High School
902 23rd St. Ct. W., Bradenton
(pets allowed)

McNeal Elementary School
6325 Lorraine Road, Bradenton

Miller Elementary School
601 43rd St. W., Bradenton

Mills Elementary School
7200 69th St. E., Palmetto
(pets allowed)

Myakka City Elementary School
37205 Manatee Ave., Myakka City

Oneco Elementary School
5214 22nd St. Ct. E., Bradenton

Prine Elementary School
3801 Southern Pkwy., Bradenton

Rogers Garden Elementary School
515 13th Ave. W., Bradenton

Seabreeze Elementary School
3601 71st St. W., Bradenton

Tillman Elementary School
1415 29th St. E., Palmetto

Williams Elementary School
3404 Ft. Hamer Road, Parrish

Willis Elementary School
14705 The Masters Ave., Bradenton

Witt Elementary School
200 Rye Road, Bradenton