Educational workshops planned about flood zones throughout Sarasota County

Events to be conducted at public libraries

This is a flyer showing a broader list of county flood zone workshops. Image courtesy Sarasota County

Sarasota County staff will host a series of educational flood zone workshops throughout the year at several of the
county’s libraries, the county has announced.

The workshops are intended to educate residents, lenders, insurance agents and real estate agents about flood risks, zones, maps, regulations and requirements for the mandatory purchase of flood insurance, a news release explains. Attendees also will learn “why flood zone maps are continuously updated,” the release adds.

All workshops will be conducted from 10:15 a.m. to noon, the release notes. No registration is required.

Upcoming workshop dates and locations follow:

  • Elsie Quirk Library, located at 100 Dearborn St. in Englewood: Feb. 16, March 6 and May 1.
  • North Port Library, located at 13800 Tamiami Trail in North Port: Feb. 19, March 12 and April 2.
  • Jacaranda Library, located at 4143 Woodmere Park Blvd. in Venice: Feb. 27, March 20 and April 10.
  • Selby Library, located at 1331 First St. in Sarasota: March 5.

In addition to the flood zone workshops, Sarasota County staff will host sessions about grants available for structural modifications, the release points out. One has been planned for Tuesday, April 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Gulf Gate Library.

To see the full list of 2019 workshops or for more information, call the county Contact Center at 861-5000 or visit