Sunday, December 16, 2012
The boat ramp will close for four months beginning in January.
Warner’s Bayou Boat Ramp, 5900 Riverview Blvd., will be closed for four months beginning Jan. 7 as crews make extensive repairs and renovations to the aging boat launch. The renovations will increase the lifespan and functionality of the facility and reduce yearly maintenance needs. The boat ramp, floating dock and fixed docks will be entirely replaced and upgraded. The renovations also include: • The parking lot will not be paved, but it will receive new grassy storm water runoff treatment areas added around the perimeter of the existing parking lots. Also, two ADA accessible, paved vehicular parking spaces will be created: one on the north side of the park and one adjacent to kayak launches; • No pavilions will be built; • A new restroom…
Monday, August 27, 2012
The County has downgraded its emergency response.
Expect a rainy day as Tropical Storm Isaac passes offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.Islanders may see waves of up to 6 feet, but higher waves will remain offshore. A tornado watch issued for Manatee County expired at 9 a.m. The Manatee County Emergency Operations Center lowered its activation level at 8:30 a.m., meaning only a handful of county officials will remain at the Public Safety Center today. County Government Offices will reopen for business on Tuesday at 8 a.m. For the most up-to-date information, visit Manatee County's Facebook page, www.facebook.com/manatee.county.fl or follow us on Twitter @ManateeGov
Sunday, August 26, 2012
County officials warn residents to stay off the roads
The effects of Tropical Storm Issac are expected to arrive this evening and will be felt in Manatee County through Monday at 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Winds are expected to be intermittent with bands of heavy rain. Storm surge impact estimates are at 3 to 5 feet. Residents are encouraged to stay indoors and off the road. Tropical storm winds are characterized as 39 – 58 miles per hour (mph). During periods of sustained winds in excess of 40 mph, high-profile vehicles are discouraged from traveling on the roadways. Such vehicles include those used by emergency services. Manatee County continues to recommend voluntarily evacuation for people with special needs and those living in mobile home parks and other low-…
Friday, June 8, 2012
Manatee County officials will talk to residents about new storm surge maps on Monday at Manatee High School
If a hurricane brought storm surge to Manatee County, Northwest Bradenton alone could see more than $1 billion in property damage according to new recently released flood maps produced by FEMA and Manatee County. Northwest Bradenton's storm surge risks helps put the Sarasota-Bradenton area along with four other Florida metro areas on a national Top 10 list for the number of homes in the danger zone for hurricane storm surge. There are nearly 7,500 properties at risk in the 34209 zip code alone. The list is bad news for the area on several fronts — but is also a reminder to homeowners in coastal areas to prepare for storns and to protect their property. Manatee County residents are invited to look at newly revised preliminary digital …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Manatee and Sarasota administrators will explore partnerships in emergency radio communications, public transportation and criminal justice issues.
After a string of presentations on Manatee and Sarasota counties' most successful collaborations — tourism, sports marketing and the airport — Commissioners from both counties on Tuesday agreed to have their administrators explore the possibility of even more partnerships. In a joint county meeting commissioners from both counties agreed that the county administrators should explore options for more consolidated services between Manatee and Sarasota counties. At the top of the list is a regional radio system for emergency communications. Both counties are at the point of replacing their aging systems. Currently, Sarasota and Manatee counties have two different types of radio systems, which largely prevent them from communicating with one …