Emergency Declaration in Advance of Nicole

State of Emergency Declaration in Advance of Tropical Storm Nicole
Posted on 11/08/2022
Press Release NoticeMANATEE COUNTY, FL (November 8, 2022) – Manatee County has declared a local state of emergency in advance of Tropical Storm Nicole.

Manatee County’s Emergency Operations Center—which has been activated at Level Two since this afternoon—will continue to add staff and resources, if necessary, as the storm progresses.

"It’s important for the public to monitor the storm and prepare for the effects of tropical storm-force winds in the area,” said Steve Litschauer, Public Safety Deputy Director and Chief of Emergency Management.

The declaration of a local state of emergency allows County staff to perform any emergency actions needed during the storm.

Residents and visitors should monitor local news and the County's social media accounts for updates. The County’ s Emergency Planning page provides updated information on emergency response and severe weather information with real-time updates.