August 30, 1 p.m. Hurricane Dorian Update

August 30, 1 p.m. Hurricane Dorian Update
Posted on 08/30/2019

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (August, 30, 2019) – Manatee County government officials continue to monitor Hurricane Dorian, with local impacts expected to begin as early as Sunday afternoon and potentially through Wednesday afternoon.

Shelter Information

Residents on the Special Needs Registry are currently being contacted to set up arrangements for evacuation to the County’s special needs shelter.

County officials have developed a plan to open a few shelters for those living in mobile and manufactured homes and low-lying areas prone to flooding. Officials expect to announce those shelters, as well as any other impacts to government services, tomorrow based on the progress of the storm. There are currently no plans for evacuations.

“Now is the time to fuel your car and get your supplies,” said Emergency Management Chief Steve Litschauer. “Prepare now to avoid the long lines.”


Sandbags are available today and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations: G.T. Bray Park parking lot, Bennett Park, Lakewood Ranch Park and the Bradenton Area Convention Center. 

Recycling, Trash and Yard Waste

Any tree trimming, yard waste and other debris should be securely stored and not placed at the curb. The County will announce tomorrow any changes that may be made to collection schedules next week after the Labor Day holiday.

“The storm is changing constantly, so we Manatee County residents should keep watching media outlets and following the County’s updates on our social media channels,” said County Administrator Cheri Coryea. “We have no changes to current government services at this time. The Citizens Information Center for anyone who has questions or concerns is (941) 749-3547. We urge all citizens to take the time to prepare your personal property and get your families in order. You’re in capable hands with Manatee County law enforcement, school district and all the folks here at the Emergency Operations Center.”

Citizens Information Center

The Citizens Information Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday. Call (941) 749-3547 for information related to Hurricane Dorian. Only call 911 for urgent emergencies.

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