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Sarasota Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017 5 months ago

County opens 'comfort stations' for residents without power

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Residents can charge their phones, get water and enjoy the air conditioning while they wait for their power to come back on.
by: Cassidy Alexander Staff Writer

With more than 66,000 Florida Power & Light, Co. customers still without electricity in Sarasota County after Hurricane Irma, “comfort stations” have opened up to allow residents a place to cool off, charge their phones and get water.

Longboat Key opened a station out of the Town Hall Commission Chamber Wednesday, and a full list of locations were announced Thursday.

Most locations are open through Friday, with some planning on opening again next week. Hours vary based on location. Here’s the full list:

North Sarasota locations

Church of the Palms — 3234 Bee Ridge Road, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 13-15

Temple Sinai — 4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Road., 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m., Sept. 13-15

Unity of Sarasota — 3023 Proctor Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 13, 14, 18-21

Robert L. Taylor Community Complex — 1845 34th St., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 13-15

Old Miakka United Methodist Church — 1620 Myakka Road, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sept, 13-14

Longboat Key Location

Longboat Key Town Hall — 501 Bay Isles Road, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 13-22

Venice Location

Grace United Methodist — 400 Field Ave. E, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 13-15

North Port Location

George Mullen Center — 1602 Kramer Way, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sept. 13-15

Englewood Locations

SCAT Bus — Hosmer Street (adjacent to Fire Station 71), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 13-17

SCAT Bus — Englewood Road and Whispering Pines intersection, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sept. 13-17


 

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