Manatee County: Idalia updates and emergency information

Follow ongoing updates from Manatee County in response to Hurricane Idalia.

You can get information directly from the Manatee County EOC.


Evacuation orders have expired as of 2 p.m. Wednesday and residents who can safely access their homes can do so. 

Manatee schools status

All Manatee County Public Schools will reopen Thursday, Aug. 31.  

Other reopenings

MCAT will resume fixed-bus routes at regular hours of operation, starting Thursday, Aug. 31. 


All shelters are now closed. 

Sandbag locations

Manatee County will be opening self-serve sandbag stations (sandbags provided, limit 10 per household) beginning Monday (August 28) morning at 9 a.m. at the following locations:

  • Manatee Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 34217
  • Coquina Beach, 2650 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach 34217
  • Bayfront Park, 310 North Bay Blvd., Anna Maria Island 34216
  • Rubonia Community Center, 1309 72nd Street East, Palmetto 34221
  • 66th St. W Fleet Building (non-ADA; entrance directly across from 65th Street West), 4700 66th Street West, Bradenton 34210
  • Pride Park, 6032 9th Street East, Bradenton 34203

Trash collections

Garbage pickup will resume Thursday, Aug. 31. For more information, click here

LINK: Get updates on Idalia's track and forecast on