Monday, May 20, 2019

Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria sign post-Irma

What Irma did to AMI

See our photo gallery of hurricane damage on Anna Maria Island.
Cortez Bridge post Irma

Irma forces Island residents to flee

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Before Hurricane Irma arrived with predictions of Category 4 or 5 force winds, many Anna Maria Island residents evacuated to...
Anna Maria Pier post-Irma

Island escapes Irma-geddon

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Hurricane Irma passed over the Island Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning and left in its wake varied degrees of...
Waterline post-Irma

Anna Maria Island peeks out after Irma

Hurricane Irma has passed Anna Maria Island without the feared storm surge, allowing islanders to take their first deep breath after a tense few...
Pines Trailer Park post-Irma

Hurricane Irma sweeps Anna Maria Island

Category 2 Hurricane Irma veered away from Anna Maria Island to the east overnight, continuing to head north as a tropical storm. A tropical storm...
Manatee grounded by Irma

Manatee saved from Irma

Volunteers rescued this Manatee in Sarasota Bay after it was stranded by a severely receding tide that preceded Hurricane Irma.
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Mandatory evacuation order issued

A mandatory evacuation order has been issued for Anna Maria Island, all of level ‘A’ and all mobile homes in Manatee County, effective as...

Always look at the bright side of life

Some funny things are happening on the way to Hurricane Irma. Maybe we’re just looking for anything at all to lighten the mood because the...

Voluntary evacuation order issued

MANATEE COUNTY – As Category 5 Hurricane Irma continues to threaten Florida, a voluntary evacuation order is in effect beginning tomorrow, Friday Sept. 8,...
Hurricane Harvey Nate Weissman

Hurricane Harvey rescue trip a taxing ordeal

BRADENTON – Bradenton resident and full-time local charter captain Nate Weissman was among those who traveled from Cortez to Texas last week to assist...

Irma places Manatee County in state of emergency

Manatee County Commissioners have declared a state of emergency countywide due to the path of Hurricane Irma. The declaration triggers the ability of county officials...

Evacuations possible Friday

Manatee County officials did not order evacuations from flood-prone areas in their briefing on Hurricane Irma this afternoon, but with tropical force winds expected...
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County Commissioners to declare state of emergency Wednesday

MANATEE COUNTY – County Commissioners are expected to declare a local state of emergency tomorrow during an 8 a.m. meeting to discuss the latest...
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Heavy crowds, no major problems for holiday

This year’s Fourth of July, although filled with the sounds of fireworks, seemed quieter than years past, thanks in part to preparation and execution...