Help is available during hurricanes

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Help is available for those dependent on medical equipment or those who need assistance or transportation to a shelter by registering in advance. Register for Manatee County’s Special Needs Assistance Program in several ways:

  • Call the county’s emergency management department at 749-3500, ext. 7828, and an application will be mailed to you. Complete the form and return it to Manatee County Emergency Management, P.O. Box 1000, Bradenton, FL 34206-1000.
  • Go to the county’s website and click on “emergency management” and then on “special needs registry” to download instructions, an evacuation checklist, and an application. Complete the form and return it to Manatee County Emergency Management, P.O. Box 1000, Bradenton, FL 34206-1000.
  • Register online at the county’s website.