SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. - As Hurricane Ian continues its ways across the Caribbean, it is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane. Florida is within the so-called "cone of uncertainty."
As Floridians continue to prepare, here is the emergency information to know in Brevard County, including evacuations, road closures, school closings, and where to get sand and sandbags. As additional information comes into the FOX 35 newsroom, we will update this page.
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- FOX 35 STORM TEAM HURRICANE CENTER (Cone, models, pathway)
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- FOX 35 TRACKING THE TROPICS FORECAST
SUMTER COUNTY SANDBAGS
Opens Sept. 26, 2022
Lake Panasoffkee Regional Recreation Park, 1589 Co Rd 459 Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. until further notice. Limit of 10 bags per vehicle. Self-serve.
SUMTER COUNTY EVACUATIONS
No evacuations ordered.
SUMTER COUNTY EMERGENCY SHELTERS
No shelters opened yet.
SUMTER COUNTY SCHOOL CLOSURES
Sumter District Schools will have early dismissal on Tuesday, Sept. 27, and will be closed on Sept. 28, Sept. 29, and Sept. 30.
CONTACT SUMTER COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
- Sumter County Emergency Management, 352-689-4400
- Citizen's Information Line, 352-689-4400
- Sign up for alerts
- Special Needs Resources