FEMA adds dates next week to help Manatee County residents register for damage assistance

  • Sep 26, 2017

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Sept. 26, 2017) – FEMA representatives will be available on additional days next week to meet with Manatee County residents looking for damage assistance related to Hurricane Irma.

FEMA will be at the following locations: 

  • Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton, on Monday, Oct. 2 and Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • South Manatee Library, 6081 26th Street W., on Friday, Oct. 6 and Saturday, Oct 7, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Island Library, 5701 Marina Dr., on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 12-8 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • North River Fire Station 2, 823 49th St., Palmetto, on Sunday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Residents who attend one of the assistance dates should bring the following: 

  • One social security number per household 
  • The address of the damaged home or apartment 
  • Description of the damage 
  • Information about insurance coverage 
  • Phone number 
  • Mailing address 
  • Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds 

Storm Debris Collection Continues

Manatee County has contracted special debris collection crews to pick up an estimated 1.2 million cubic yards of storm debris, beginning with areas that pose the greatest safety concerns. While the County is looking to double the number of trucks on the roads collecting storm debris, it is still too early to in the process to determine how long collection will take.
Residents must separate their debris to ensure it is collected. Debris should be sorted into separate piles of vegetative waste (trees, limbs, brush), C&D/Construction and Debris (fences, roofing, drywall, lumber), and white goods (appliances, such as fridges, air conditioners, etc.).
Normal yard waste is still being collected on Wednesdays by Manatee County’s regular waste haulers. With the increased amount of the yard waste, the haulers may only be able to complete a portion of their routes. The haulers will begin the next Wednesday where they left off the previous week.
For more information on Manatee County Government, visit online at www.mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/manatee.county.fl and on Twitter, @ManateeGov.