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Updated: 05/13/2018 11:32:01AM

No storm shelters on island — ever

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By WARREN RICHARDSON

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If a strong hurricane and storm surge truly hit Venice, the three bridges would likely be destroyed and anybody on the island would be trapped — or underwater and dead.

This was the stark reality told to the Sarasota County Commission Wednesday as it received a review on the situation of hurricane shelters in the county — and the lack of shelters on the island of Venice.

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