Post Ian Recovery: Storm debris pickup for Siesta Key started October 16 – be aware of traffic, trucks, and tree branches
October 22, 2022 —
The Sarasota County Hurricane Recovery website has a wide variety of information including FEMA assistance, solid waste pickup services, library status, and a list of agencies where you can donate to help with those who have catastrophic losses due to Ian. This is the site to check for updates with county services. Below is information about some specific issues.
Vegetative Storm Debris Pickup
County pickup of loose and bulky vegetative storm debris is in progress on Siesta Key. Check this map for updates.
Gulf Coast Community Foundation has established a Hurricane Ian Disaster Relief Fund and is matching all donations up to $800,000. They will prioritize health and human services needs primarily in southern Sarasota County including Venice, hard-hit North Port, Englewood, Charlotte County, Lee County, and DeSoto County. Click above to donate and fur further information.
Read more about Hurricane Ian Disaster Fund – Sarasota News Leader, October 7, 2022, Staff Reporters: “Gulf Coast Community Foundation providing match for $8000,000 Hurricane Ian disaster relief”
A JFCS of the Suncoast news release states, “Several food trucks will host an event in the JFCS parking lot (at 2688 Fruitville Road) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12 to help feed hurricane victims. Donations made to JFCS’ fundraiser will help cover the cost of the hot meals prepared and served by the food trucks. Organizations, churches, subdivisions, businesses, and community representatives can pick up the free meals during the event to distribute to community members in need.”
Sarasota News Leader, October 7, 2022, Staff Reports: “JFCS of the Suncoast hosting fundraiser to feed hurricane victims”
October 5, 2022 —
While many people on Siesta have moved back to pre-Ian lives (if you close your eyes to massive piles of storm debris), to those who still have Ian issues we provide the following information.
The Sarasota County Hurricane Recovery website has a wide variety of information including FEMA assistance, solid waste pickup services, boil water notices, library status, and a list of agencies where you can donate to help with those who have catastrophic losses due to Ian. This is the site to check for updates with county services.
Roofing – Sarasota County: Operation Blue Roof: Call 888-766-3258 to apply for free temporary roof assistance. nixle.us/DYXHN
Electric Power – Florida Power and Light Power Outage Status website. If you are still without electricity, you can check estimated date of repair on this site. To report a dangerous condition such as a downed power line, call 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) immediately. Most people are reporting that their power was turned back on within a few days. While our power was off, I received daily texts assuring me that FPL was aware of our outage. If you do not have electricity and are not receiving a daily text, you might call to be sure they are aware of your outage.
Water – There are currently no boil water advisories listed on the County website for Siesta.
Solid waste, trash, recycling, and debris – Waste Management has resumed regular pickup of trash and prepared yard waste. Pickup of recyclables is suspended until further notice. Pickup of loose and bulky vegetative storm debris will begin October 6. Currently, there is no estimated date for pickup on Siesta Key. Check this map for updates.
Housing – Siesta Key Beach Resort and Suites at 5311 Beach Road is offering discounted rooms to residents of Sarasota, Charlotte, and Lee Counties displaced by hurricane Ian as long as rooms are available. Contact 941 349-3211 and reference Dave Balot.
If you need further information, see a list of useful contacts on the SKA website, or contact SKA by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941 364-4880. Check back for updates as we find more useful information.