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Where to get weather alerts Help is available during hurricanes Tips for surviving hurricane season Home, pool and yard preparation checklists Prepare your pets for storms Prepare your boat...

Help is available during hurricanes

Help is available for those dependent on medical equipment or those who need assistance or transportation to a shelter by registering in advance. Register...
Hurricane Lessons Irma

Get tax-free hurricane supplies June 1-7

For one week only Floridians will be able to get some of their hurricane supplies tax-free. June 1-7 is the first week of the...

Tips for surviving hurricane season

It's easy to forget things when a hurricane is coming. Here are some reminders. Plan where you will evacuate in advance, and tell friends...
Storm palms

Time to stock up for hurricane season

As subtropical storm Alberto was forming in the Yucatan Channel, on its way up the Gulf, a crowd of 20 people gathered at The...
Cortez Bridge blocked Hurricane Irma

Re-entry tags needed to return after storms

When a sizeable tropical storm hits near or on Anna Maria Island, authorities will order an evacuation, and if you are smart, you’ll leave. It’s...
Hurricane damage

Manatee County hurricane shelter list

The following hurricane shelters in Manatee County may be open depending on the direction and size of the storm. There are no assigned shelters,...
Pet preparations

Prepare your pets for storms

Where will your pets ride out a hurricane? Motels/hotels – check The Sun’s Pet Pages below Veterinarian Kennel Friends/relatives Pet-friendly evacuation shelters (Braden River...
Get a Plan

Where to get weather alerts

Here are several ways to receive up-to-date information about severe weather. Go online to the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) website. From there, Floridians...
Hurricane apps

Lessons learned from Hurricane Irma

Updated June 2, 2018 ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Hurricane Irma’s visit to the Anna Maria Island area last year taught us how to better prepare...
Hurricane Irma Damage

Home, pool and yard preparation checklists

Home preparation Install shutters on all openings, including windows, doors, sliding glass doors, French doors, and garage doors. If using plywood, purchase 5/8" thick...
Hurricane boat damage

Prepare your boat for a hurricane

As a storm approaches, don't neglect to protect your boat. Make a plan well in advance to secure your boat during a hurricane. Small,...