***USE CAUTION*** Roads are EXTREMELY dangerous right now throughout the entire county. There are many life-threatening situations with road washouts, downed trees blocking roadways, as well as powerlines down all over.
..IAN CONTINUING TO BATTER THE FLORIDA PENINSULA WITH CATASTROPHIC STORM SURGE, WINDS, AND FLOODING… At 800 PM EDT (0000 UTC), the... Read More.
Hurricane Ian made landfall at 3:10 p.m. as a powerful Category 4 storm, with sustained winds of 150 mph. Hurricane Ian Tropical Cyclone Update NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092022 310 PM EDT Wed... Read More.
IAN UPDATE 8:00 At 8:00 AM EDT (12:00 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Ian was located by Air Force and NOAA Hurricane Hunter data plus Key West radar about 55 miles (90 km) west of Naples, Florida.... Read More.
Hurricane Ian Continues To Quickly Intensify; Hurricane and Storm Surge Warnings Posted for Florida The National Weather Service has issued a hurricane warning for much of Southwest Florida, including all of Charlotte, Sarasota and... Read More.
Hurricane Ian Updates ~ Parents, Families and District Employees – The School District of DeSoto County will continue its close collaboration with local Emergency Management officials on decisions regarding school closure. A decision will be made... Read More.
While hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property, tropical storms and depression also can be devastating. The primary hazards from tropical cyclones (which include tropical depressions,... Read More.
All Eyes On Ian ~ Officials in Charlotte, Sarasota and DeSoto counties are continuing to monitor Hurricane Ian and the path which is expected to impact Florida. As of Saturday, the system has taken a... Read More.