Resources

Explore these sites for disaster preparedness and recovery, State and Federal agencies and other local resources.  Dial 911 for emergencies. 

TO RECEIVE NOTICES ANYTIME: Many of the sites can also be found on your mobile app store.


Visit Manatee Count Flood Maps to determine your flood zone and base flood elevation.  

The City of Bradenton Beach is proudly a Stormready City.  

Evacuation Levels and Routes can be viewed through this interactive map.

Sign up through Manatee Counties Code Red for emergency shelter, storm and recovery alerts

Disaster assistance can be requested through the Redcross

Visit the National Weather Service for daily weather and storm tracking and warnings.

Explore NOAA or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for hurricane tracking and alerts.

This NOAA-sponsored website, Digital Coast, is focused on helping communities address coastal issues and has become one of the most-used resources in the coastal management community.

Local Tides and water conditions can be explored through this site. Tides for fishing at the Anna Maria City Pier can be monitored here.

NFIP or the National Flood Insurance Program site provides information to property owners about flood insurance coverage. 

FEMA or the Federal Emergency Management Agency is a resource for storm preparedness and recovery. 

Florida Division of Emergency Management covers many details from before and after the storms. 

Our Building Official, Steve Gilbert, is a member of the Florida Floodplain Managers Association.

Explored these additional website links for information on local natural resources and  preservation.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection works to regulate and preserve our coastlines and natural dunes system.  

The three species of Mangroves provide flooding protection by stabilizing the coastline, improving water quality and protect fishery and bird habits. Mangrove trimming is regulated by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Trimming of Sea Grapes must meet State requirements.  Determine if and how much you can trim Sea Grapes.

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring organization is a local effort which includes many active volunteers to preserve nature and natural habitats.

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program works to preserve, maintain and restore the Sarasota Bay estuary habitats including those along the eastern shore of the City of Bradenton Beach.

Florida Fish and Wildlife site covers many topics of conservation, wildlife and natural resources throughout Florida.  Information about Sea turtles found in Florida coastal waters can be viewed here.  Native and Non-Native species of reptiles and turtles, birds and animals, plants and trees can be discovered on the Florida Fish and Wildlife site.

Follow the sea turtles journey with Conserve Turtles educational site.  

The Audubon Society provides information on many of our shore birds like the Black Skimmer and Snowy Plover.  

This following link is to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services.  A resource to understand the natural shoreline, dunes and plants along the Gulf of Mexico.