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Manatee County, Florida Government Thank you for visiting Manatee County Government primary page. The purpose of this page is to share photos, video and information of public interest in Manatee County with our residents, businesses and visitors.

Manatee County Government serves the 411,000-plus people who live here. This account is monitored periodically and not intended to accept service requests of the County. If you have a service request or statement to make to the County, please do so by submitting a request online or calling 3-1-1 (or 941-748-4501 if calling from outside Manatee County). The County’s intent is not to create a public

Manatee County Government serves the 411,000-plus people who live here. This account is monitored periodically and not intended to accept service requests of the County. If you have a service request or statement to make to the County, please do so by submitting a request online or calling 3-1-1 (or 941-748-4501 if calling from outside Manatee County). The County’s intent is not to create a public

Operating as usual

Our 311 call center will be open today until 5 p.m. to field calls from the public about any post-damage questions relat...
07/07/2021

Our 311 call center will be open today until 5 p.m. to field calls from the public about any post-damage questions related to Elsa. Damage assessment crews will continue to canvass Manatee County today as residents call the Citizens Information Center (311) line to report damages. 311 operators will request a homeowner's name, number and address that will allow assessment crews to assist, and track all Elsa-related damages. #HurricaneElsa

Our 311 call center will be open today until 5 p.m. to field calls from the public about any post-damage questions related to Elsa. Damage assessment crews will continue to canvass Manatee County today as residents call the Citizens Information Center (311) line to report damages. 311 operators will request a homeowner's name, number and address that will allow assessment crews to assist, and track all Elsa-related damages. #HurricaneElsa

Our damage assessment team continues to assess impact from Hurricane Elsa.All Manatee County offices and park facilities...
07/07/2021

Our damage assessment team continues to assess impact from Hurricane Elsa.

All Manatee County offices and park facilities will re-open to the public at noon today, but our libraries will remain closed until Thursday.

Extensive rain and roadway flooding in East county has resulted in the closure of Wachula Road at Long Creek. Motorists should detour via Verna Bethany Road. The closure is expected to last through the day on Wednesday while water continues to drain from the watershed.

Manatee County’s 311 call center will be open today until 5 p.m. to field calls from the public about any post-damage questions related to Elsa. Damage assessment crews will continue to canvass Manatee County today as residents call the Citizens Information Center (311) line to report damages. 311 operators will request a homeowner's name, number and address that will allow assessment crews to assist, and track all Elsa-related damages.

There will be no recycling collected this week. Only yard waste will be collected on Wednesday. Garbage will be collected Thursday and Friday as usual. All collections will return to normal on Monday, July 12.

Manatee County homeowners should call their homeowners insurance company to file a claim for property damages. Residents may also call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to report damage at 1-800-621-FEMA. Residents with damage can also register with FEMA online at www.disasterassistance.gov.

Read full update: https://www.mymanatee.org/news___events/what_s_new/elsa_response_effort

Our damage assessment team continues to assess impact from Hurricane Elsa.

All Manatee County offices and park facilities will re-open to the public at noon today, but our libraries will remain closed until Thursday.

Extensive rain and roadway flooding in East county has resulted in the closure of Wachula Road at Long Creek. Motorists should detour via Verna Bethany Road. The closure is expected to last through the day on Wednesday while water continues to drain from the watershed.

Manatee County’s 311 call center will be open today until 5 p.m. to field calls from the public about any post-damage questions related to Elsa. Damage assessment crews will continue to canvass Manatee County today as residents call the Citizens Information Center (311) line to report damages. 311 operators will request a homeowner's name, number and address that will allow assessment crews to assist, and track all Elsa-related damages.

There will be no recycling collected this week. Only yard waste will be collected on Wednesday. Garbage will be collected Thursday and Friday as usual. All collections will return to normal on Monday, July 12.

Manatee County homeowners should call their homeowners insurance company to file a claim for property damages. Residents may also call the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to report damage at 1-800-621-FEMA. Residents with damage can also register with FEMA online at www.disasterassistance.gov.

Read full update: https://www.mymanatee.org/news___events/what_s_new/elsa_response_effort

Extensive rain and roadway flooding in East county has resulted in the closure of Wachula Road at Long Creek. Motorists ...
07/07/2021

Extensive rain and roadway flooding in East county has resulted in the closure of Wachula Road at Long Creek. Motorists should detour via Verna Bethany Road. The closure is expected to last through the day on Wednesday while water continues to drain from the watershed.

Extensive rain and roadway flooding in East county has resulted in the closure of Wachula Road at Long Creek. Motorists should detour via Verna Bethany Road. The closure is expected to last through the day on Wednesday while water continues to drain from the watershed.

We're still experiencing rip currents and dangerous conditions at our beaches. Be careful and pay attention to the flags...
07/07/2021

We're still experiencing rip currents and dangerous conditions at our beaches. Be careful and pay attention to the flags. Double red flags mean stay out of the water!

Another reminder to "Turn Around, Don't Drown!" if you have to get out on the road today. You can't always tell how deep...
07/07/2021

Another reminder to "Turn Around, Don't Drown!" if you have to get out on the road today. You can't always tell how deep the water is, and the road could be washed out below. Drive safely!

Another reminder to "Turn Around, Don't Drown!" if you have to get out on the road today. You can't always tell how deep the water is, and the road could be washed out below. Drive safely!

Power outages could affect traffic today. If a traffic signal is out, treat the intersection like a four-way stop. You m...
07/07/2021

Power outages could affect traffic today. If a traffic signal is out, treat the intersection like a four-way stop. You must come to a complete stop and yield the right-of-way to other drivers. #ManateeReady

Power outages could affect traffic today. If a traffic signal is out, treat the intersection like a four-way stop. You must come to a complete stop and yield the right-of-way to other drivers. #ManateeReady

Just a friendly reminder NOT to fill your bathtub with water with the expectation of using it as drinking water. Lead co...
07/07/2021

Just a friendly reminder NOT to fill your bathtub with water with the expectation of using it as drinking water. Lead could leak from the glaze in the bathub.

Just a friendly reminder NOT to fill your bathtub with water with the expectation of using it as drinking water. Lead could leak from the glaze in the bathub.

Some reminders for staying safe and up to date during a storm:📲 Stay tuned to local news and official social media chann...
07/06/2021

Some reminders for staying safe and up to date during a storm:
📲 Stay tuned to local news and official social media channels for updates.
🚪 Close interior doors. Secure and brace external doors.
📻 If power goes out, use your radio for alerts.
🔦 Use flashlights, lanterns or chemical light sticks. Avoid burning candles and don't run a generator inside.
🏠 Stay indoors and most importantly, stay calm.
💨 Don't be fooled by a lull; it could be the eye of the storm and winds may pick up again.

Some reminders for staying safe and up to date during a storm:
📲 Stay tuned to local news and official social media channels for updates.
🚪 Close interior doors. Secure and brace external doors.
📻 If power goes out, use your radio for alerts.
🔦 Use flashlights, lanterns or chemical light sticks. Avoid burning candles and don't run a generator inside.
🏠 Stay indoors and most importantly, stay calm.
💨 Don't be fooled by a lull; it could be the eye of the storm and winds may pick up again.

Report downed wires and power outages to your electricity provider:- Florida Power & Light (FPL): Call 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1...
07/06/2021

Report downed wires and power outages to your electricity provider:

- Florida Power & Light (FPL): Call 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) or view outages at www.fplmaps.com
- Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. :Call or text 1-800-282-3824 or view outages at outage.preco.coop

If you lose power, the nearest lift station may also be without power. You should limit toilet flushing to avoid sewage backups into your home.

Report downed wires and power outages to your electricity provider:

- Florida Power & Light (FPL): Call 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) or view outages at www.fplmaps.com
- Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. :Call or text 1-800-282-3824 or view outages at outage.preco.coop

If you lose power, the nearest lift station may also be without power. You should limit toilet flushing to avoid sewage backups into your home.

PREPARATION TIP: Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose powe...
07/06/2021

PREPARATION TIP: Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer.

Keep a thermometer in the refrigerator to be able to check the food temperature when the power is restored. #ManateeReady

PREPARATION TIP: Turn your refrigerator or freezer to the coldest setting and open only when necessary. If you lose power, food will last longer.

Keep a thermometer in the refrigerator to be able to check the food temperature when the power is restored. #ManateeReady

All Manatee County sandbag distribution sites will close today at 5 p.m. Find their locations at www.mymanatee.org/sandb...
07/06/2021

All Manatee County sandbag distribution sites will close today at 5 p.m. Find their locations at www.mymanatee.org/sandbags #TropicalStormElsa #ManateeReady

All Manatee County sandbag distribution sites will close today at 5 p.m. Find their locations at www.mymanatee.org/sandbags #TropicalStormElsa #ManateeReady

Do you know what to do if you experience flooding in or around your home? With heavy rains expected due to Tropical Stor...
07/06/2021

Do you know what to do if you experience flooding in or around your home? With heavy rains expected due to Tropical Storm Elsa, it's a good idea to be prepared for possible flooding.

Do not walk or drive through floodwaters. Be careful of possible wires or electrical appliances making contact with the water.

Get more flood safety information: www.ready.gov/floods

We're here to help you prepare for Tropical Storm Elsa. Our Manatee 311 call center will be open Tuesday, July 6 from 8 ...
07/06/2021

We're here to help you prepare for Tropical Storm Elsa. Our Manatee 311 call center will be open Tuesday, July 6 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

We're here to help you prepare for Tropical Storm Elsa. Our Manatee 311 call center will be open Tuesday, July 6 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

There’s no trash collection today, so please bring in your trash cans and recycling bins! With tropical force winds expe...
07/06/2021

There’s no trash collection today, so please bring in your trash cans and recycling bins! With tropical force winds expected later today, these can become dangerous projectiles in a storm.

There’s no trash collection today, so please bring in your trash cans and recycling bins! With tropical force winds expected later today, these can become dangerous projectiles in a storm.

There’s no trash collection today, so please bring in your trash cans and recycling bins! With tropical force winds expe...
07/06/2021

There’s no trash collection today, so please bring in your trash cans and recycling bins! With tropical force winds expected later today, these can become dangerous projectiles in a storm.

There’s no trash collection today, so please bring in your trash cans and recycling bins! With tropical force winds expected later today, these can become dangerous projectiles in a storm.

We can expect plenty of rain as #TropicalStormElsa approaches. Remember to "Turn Around, Don't Drown!" You can't always ...
07/05/2021

We can expect plenty of rain as #TropicalStormElsa approaches. Remember to "Turn Around, Don't Drown!" You can't always tell how deep the water is, and the road could be washed out below. Drive safely, and stay off the roads once the storm is in the area.

We can expect plenty of rain as #TropicalStormElsa approaches. Remember to "Turn Around, Don't Drown!" You can't always tell how deep the water is, and the road could be washed out below. Drive safely, and stay off the roads once the storm is in the area.

ICYMI: All County offices and parks facilities will close to the public at noon on Tuesday, July 6 due to #TropicalStorm...
07/05/2021

ICYMI: All County offices and parks facilities will close to the public at noon on Tuesday, July 6 due to #TropicalStormElsa. County operations will not be suspended.

ICYMI: All County offices and parks facilities will close to the public at noon on Tuesday, July 6 due to #TropicalStormElsa. County operations will not be suspended.

REMINDER: Now is the time to get #ManateeReady and take steps to protect your home:🌳 Trim up trees and shrubs near your ...
07/05/2021

REMINDER: Now is the time to get #ManateeReady and take steps to protect your home:

🌳 Trim up trees and shrubs near your home.
🗑 Bring in or secure outdoor furniture, grills, garden tools, toys, trash cans and other loose objects.
🍃 Clean gutters and downpours, bundle any debris.
💧 Lower your pool's water level, add extra chlorine, and turn off electrical power to pool equipment.
📲 Review your emergency preparedness plan and sign up for Alert Manatee to receive updates

Get the latest #TropicalStormElsa updates at www.mymanatee.org/manateeready

REMINDER: Now is the time to get #ManateeReady and take steps to protect your home:

🌳 Trim up trees and shrubs near your home.
🗑 Bring in or secure outdoor furniture, grills, garden tools, toys, trash cans and other loose objects.
🍃 Clean gutters and downpours, bundle any debris.
💧 Lower your pool's water level, add extra chlorine, and turn off electrical power to pool equipment.
📲 Review your emergency preparedness plan and sign up for Alert Manatee to receive updates

Get the latest #TropicalStormElsa updates at www.mymanatee.org/manateeready

ICYMI: There will be no garbage or recycling collected on Tuesday in unincorporated Manatee County. All cans, carts, and...
07/05/2021

ICYMI: There will be no garbage or recycling collected on Tuesday in unincorporated Manatee County. All cans, carts, and outside lawn and patio furnishings should be secured so they don’t become dangerous projectiles in high winds.

There will be no recycling collected this week. Yard waste and garbage will be collected Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as usual. All collections will return to normal on Monday, July 12.

ICYMI: There will be no garbage or recycling collected on Tuesday in unincorporated Manatee County. All cans, carts, and outside lawn and patio furnishings should be secured so they don’t become dangerous projectiles in high winds.

There will be no recycling collected this week. Yard waste and garbage will be collected Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as usual. All collections will return to normal on Monday, July 12.

Following the updated forecast of Tropical Storm Elsa, public safety officials are announcing the opening of shelters, a...
07/05/2021

Following the updated forecast of Tropical Storm Elsa, public safety officials are announcing the opening of shelters, additional sandbag locations and the closure of county buildings on Tuesday.

- An emergency shelter will open at Manatee High School on Tuesday at 8 a.m. for those who live in mobile homes, low lying areas or areas prone to flooding. This is a non-mandatory evacuation, and the shelter is pet-friendly.

- Beginning Tuesday morning, Manatee County Public Works Department will be providing sandbags (limit 10 per household) at three locations around Manatee County. Each site will open at 8 a.m. and will continue to operate as long as the weather permits. Visit www.mymanatee.org/sandbags for more information.

- The Lena Road Landfill will be closed Tuesday and reopen Wednesday regular hours or as soon as weather permits.

- There will be no garbage or recycling collected on Tuesday in unincorporated Manatee County. All cans, carts, and outside lawn and patio furnishings should be secured so they don’t become dangerous projectiles in high winds. There will be no recycling collected this week. Yard waste and garbage will be collected Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as usual. All collections will return to normal on Monday.

- All MCAT Fixed-route Bus and Trolley service will be suspended at noon on Tuesday and will resume service at noon on Wednesday, July 7. MCAT Handy Bus service on Tuesday will be restricted to riders traveling to and from medical appointments only.

- All Manatee County offices and park facilities will close to the public at noon on Tuesday, July 6, but county operations will not be suspended.

- Although County offices are closed in observance of Independence Day, Manatee County’s 311 call center will be open today until 5 p.m. to field calls from the public about sandbag locations or storm preparedness questions. It will re-open on Tuesday, July 6 at 8 a.m. and will remain open throughout the evening.

Read more: https://www.mymanatee.org/news___events/what_s_new/elsa_update_2

Following the updated forecast of Tropical Storm Elsa, public safety officials are announcing the opening of shelters, additional sandbag locations and the closure of county buildings on Tuesday.

- An emergency shelter will open at Manatee High School on Tuesday at 8 a.m. for those who live in mobile homes, low lying areas or areas prone to flooding. This is a non-mandatory evacuation, and the shelter is pet-friendly.

- Beginning Tuesday morning, Manatee County Public Works Department will be providing sandbags (limit 10 per household) at three locations around Manatee County. Each site will open at 8 a.m. and will continue to operate as long as the weather permits. Visit www.mymanatee.org/sandbags for more information.

- The Lena Road Landfill will be closed Tuesday and reopen Wednesday regular hours or as soon as weather permits.

- There will be no garbage or recycling collected on Tuesday in unincorporated Manatee County. All cans, carts, and outside lawn and patio furnishings should be secured so they don’t become dangerous projectiles in high winds. There will be no recycling collected this week. Yard waste and garbage will be collected Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as usual. All collections will return to normal on Monday.

- All MCAT Fixed-route Bus and Trolley service will be suspended at noon on Tuesday and will resume service at noon on Wednesday, July 7. MCAT Handy Bus service on Tuesday will be restricted to riders traveling to and from medical appointments only.

- All Manatee County offices and park facilities will close to the public at noon on Tuesday, July 6, but county operations will not be suspended.

- Although County offices are closed in observance of Independence Day, Manatee County’s 311 call center will be open today until 5 p.m. to field calls from the public about sandbag locations or storm preparedness questions. It will re-open on Tuesday, July 6 at 8 a.m. and will remain open throughout the evening.

Read more: https://www.mymanatee.org/news___events/what_s_new/elsa_update_2

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1112 Manatee Ave W
Bradenton, FL
34205-8613

www.mymanatee.org/mcat

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Thank you for visiting Manatee County Government primary page. The purpose of this page is to share photos, video and information of public interest in Manatee County with our residents, businesses and visitors. NOTE: This page is monitored periodically and not intended to accept service requests of the County. If you have a service request or statement to make to the County, please do so by emailing the Citizens Action Center at [email protected] or by calling (941) 742-5800. The County’s intent is not to create a public forum, but to maintain a moderated online discussion directly relating to topics posted by the County that is appropriate for all citizens to read. Please note if you post a comment, Manatee County reserves the right to delete submissions that contain vulgar language, personal attacks of any kind, or comments that are offensive to a person with reasonable sensitivity or target or disparage age, race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sexual preference, handicapped or disabled, genetic information, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran of the U.S. armed forces. Further, Manatee County also reserves the right to delete comments that: • are spam or include links to other sites; • are clearly off topic; • advocate illegal activity; • promote or oppose particular services, products, or political organizations and candidates; • infringe on copyrights or trademarks; or • would be offensive to community standards of decency. The comments expressed on this site, other than those posted by Manatee County, do not reflect the opinions and position of the Manatee County Government or its officers and employees. If you have any questions concerning the operation of this online moderated discussion site, contact the Manatee County Information Outreach Manager at (941) 745-3771.

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Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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Our employees strive to serve our community with excellence by using resources responsibly to preserve and enhance the quality of life in Manatee County.

The purpose of this page is to share photos, video and information of public interest in Manatee County with our residents, businesses and visitors.

NOTE: This page is monitored periodically and not intended to accept service requests of the County. If you have a service request or statement to make to the County, please do so by contacting Manatee 311.

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