All residents on Lido should seek shelter when conditions warrant. Our roads are frequently underwater well in advance of a storm, restricting our evacuation routes. If you are going to leave the area, be prepared to evacuate early and head inland to avoid the high winds and heavy rains. If an evacuation is called for, and you do not evacuate, you will be without fire rescue, law enforcement or emergency medical support until winds and waters subside.
If you cannot drive to an Evacuation Center, Sarasota County will provide bus transportation for you and your pets (along with a limited amount of supplies) to and from a general population evacuation center. This program is activated only when Sarasota County has a declared county emergency, an activation is ordered, and evacuation centers are opened. Transportation rally point for for Lido Key is the Lido Beach Pavilion.
500 John Ringling Blvd.
Open: 8 am – 8 pm Daily 941-262-4750
Providing convenient healthcare access to the Lido Key and Lido Beach. The St. Armand’s Urgent Care provides fast treatment for non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries for patients older than 3 months. With onsite imaging and laboratory testing and 24/7 physician access to Sarasota Memorial Hospital patient records, our board-certified physicians can make fast, accurate diagnoses right in the office. Walk-in services also include flu shots, other immunizations, and student physicals or sports physicals.
For a full list of urgent-care services, click here.
Save time and skip the waiting room with SMH's Urgent Care Centers’ new online check-in tool: Save My Spot!
Following any major disaster, our first responders who provide fire and
medical services may not be able to immediately meet the demand for these services. Residents are initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. With basic CERT training, St, Armands and Lido Key residents can withstand power outages and put out small fires; treat the three life-threatening emergencies by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and
treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; safely search for and rescue victims; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.
A local chapter of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) of St,
Armands and Lido Key is being formed. To find out more:
Sarasota County Lifeguard staff training includes passing biannual qualification testing and becoming First Responder Certified. Skilled professionals are now responsible for public safety at six beaches spread over a 35-mile area of the Gulf Coast and include Lido Beach. Beach flags provide information on swimming conditions. Rip currents are one of the most dangerous water conditions that can develop along our coastline
Welcome to Sarasota County’s mass notification system for rapid emergency updates. This service sends alerts via phone, text and/or email, depending on user preference. Alert Sarasota County will attempt to contact users by landline, cellphone, text message, email or mobile app push notification, depending on which contact information is provided. Manage your alert subscriptions at any time by returning to this website and logging in to your account.
Residents are encouraged to download the free Everbridge mobile app.
LKRA February Meet & Greet is Tuesday February 14, 2023, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Holiday Inn - Sarasota, Hotel Lobby Bar. No pre-registration needed, just bring your Valentine for "happy hour" with neighbors and enjoy.
LKRA Annual Breakfast Meeting - Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 9:00 am. Our Annual Member Breakfast is always well-attended and with our 2023 guest speaker John McCarthy, Vice President for Regional History (Marie Selby Botanical Gardens) this year will undoubtably sell out. Breakfast served buffet style. Registra