Manatee County to distribute sandbags at five locations on Friday

  • Aug 30, 2017

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (Aug. 30, 2017) – With more rain expected this weekend, Manatee County officials are continuing to monitor the situation and will be distributing sandbags on Friday.

Officials are also asking residents to remember to leave enough room for emergency vehicles to access the roadway when moving debris to the curb or parking vehicles along the streets.


Sandbags will be available Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the following locations
 
  • Buffalo Creek Park – 7550 69th St. E., Palmetto 
  • G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton 
  • Lakewood Ranch Park, 5350 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton 
  • Stormwater Ops, 5511 39th St. E., Bradenton 
  • Rubonia Community Center, 1309 72nd St. E., Palmetto 
 
“After last weekend’s heavy rains, flooding is still a threat for some in our community,” Emergency Management Chief Sherilynn Burris said. “With more rain expected, we want to make sure affected residents have access to sandbags to prevent additional damage.”
 
For more information on Manatee County Government, visit www.mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter @ManateeGov.