Jefferson Center is actively planning and preparing for the storm. Sarasota County has issued a mandatory evacuation order for certain low-lying areas, including our community. We are currently preparing to evacuate beginning today, August 29, 2023, by 4 p.m. Residents who evacuate may not return to our community until advised that it is safe to return home. We will continue to follow the recommendations of the local emergency-management authorities and the National Hurricane Center and continue to update with any new developments.