Manatee County: Hurricane Ian updates and emergency information

Follow ongoing updates from Manatee County as Hurricane Ian forms over the Caribbean and possibly approaches Florida.

MANATEE COUNTY SANDBAGS:

Bradenton

The City of Bradenton will start sandbag distribution on Monday, September 26 at 7 a.m., according to city officials. The City's Public Works and Utilities staff will distribute sandbags from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and possibly continue on Tuesday. Sandbags will be available for residents at the Public Works Annex. Residents should use 13th Avenue West to get into the area behind the Annex, which is located at 1411 9th Street West, Bradenton officials said. 

Each car will be limited to 10 sandbags, and a valid ID will be required to show city residency. 

Holmes Beach

Sandbags are available at the 62nd Street pickleball court area. Holmes Beach police will be monitoring the storm and have begun preparing the city for the possibility of a storm. 

Manatee County Public Works Department is making sandbags available at the following "self-serve" locations beginning Saturday, Sept. 24:

  • Bennett Park, 400 Cypress Creek Blvd, Bradenton
  • Rubonia Community Center, 1309 72nd St. E., Palmetto
  • Myakka Community Center, 10060 Wauchula Road, Myakka City 

Pallets of pre-made bags will also be available at the following locations Saturday, September 24:

  • Manatee Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach (Northwest Parking lot)
  • Bayfront Park, 310 North Bay Blvd. Anna Maria (North end – by the recycling center)
  • Coquina Beach, 2650 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach (South Bayside – near the guardrail)

On Sunday, September 25, additional full-service sandbag distribution will take place from 9 a.m. - 5 

  • G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W, Bradenton
  • Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto 

MANATEE COUNTY EVACUATIONS:

No evacuations ordered.

MANATEE COUNTY CLOSINGS:

No closings have been reported yet.

MANATEE COUNTY SHELTERS:

No shelters have been opened.

MANATEE COUNTY SCHOOLS:

No school cancelations have been reported.

MANATEE COUNTY MORE INFORMATION:

You can get information directly from the Manatee County EOC.

LATEST STORM UPDATES:

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