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Get tax-free hurricane supplies June 1-7

For one week only Floridians will be able to get some of their hurricane supplies tax-free. June 1-7 is the first week of the...
Pet preparations

Prepare your pets for storms

Where will your pets ride out a hurricane? Motels/hotels – check The Sun’s Pet Pages below Veterinarian Kennel Friends/relatives Pet-friendly evacuation shelters (Braden River...

Forecasters agree: We’re in for stormy weather

Last year’s tropical storm season ended after Hurricane Irma arrived, leaving countywide wind damage, but sparing Anna Maria Island from serious flooding. This year’s season...
Hurricane apps

Lessons learned from Hurricane Irma

Updated June 2, 2018 ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Hurricane Irma’s visit to the Anna Maria Island area last year taught us how to better prepare...
Hurricane Irma Damage

Home, pool and yard preparation checklists

Home preparation Install shutters on all openings, including windows, doors, sliding glass doors, French doors, and garage doors. If using plywood, purchase 5/8" thick...
Hurricane boat damage

Prepare your boat for a hurricane

As a storm approaches, don't neglect to protect your boat. Make a plan well in advance to secure your boat during a hurricane. Small,...