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County opens 'comfort stations' for residents without power

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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