Tropical Storm Eta information: Sarasota County

Ongoing updates from Sarasota County as Tropical Storm Eta impacts Florida.


-Public schools will be released two hours early on Wednesday, November 11. Buses will be running. All after-school activities, including aftercare, are canceled. All Sarasota public schools and district offices will be opening on time Thursday, November 12. 

--The University of South Florida closed its campuses at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. They will remain closed Thursday, Nov. 12, and are expected to reopen on Friday, Nov. 13. All classes will be delivered remotely on Thursday, Nov. 12 and all USF employees who can work remotely should continue to do so.

-Keiser University's Sarasota campus will be closed Thursday, Nov. 12.


No information yet.


No evacuations ordered.


The Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) closed  Wednesday, Nov. 11, but reopened at 6 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.

The Venice Municipal Fishing Pier, Humphries Park and the South Jetty walkway, and the Children’s Interactive Fountain in Centennial Park are closed today (Wednesday, 11/11) due to inclement weather caused by Hurricane Eta. They will reopen when conditions improve, as determined by the city.


No shelters have been opened.


You can get information directly from the Sarasota County EOC: