With the advent of hurricane season, Sarasota county has announced the building of a new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for weather events. Along with the new EOC, Sarasota counts has revamped emergency procedures for residents of Englewood, North Port, Venice, and Sarasota. The county has tripled it’s staff for emergency situations, and added communication and utilities control operations from within the new EOC. Also, a new Medical Needs Program provides individuals, their spouses and children and a designated caregiver transportation to an evacuation center. County emergency personnel would like to remind us that keeping a battery-operated radio is integral to communicate information regarding operations during these types of events. Southwest Florida Dream Builders is a family-owned, local business that would like all of our Englewood area families to stay informed and safe this hurricane season. Next year, you’re on your own, though.