For Immediate Release:
August 28, 2019

Media Contact:
Erika Benitez
eocpio@miamidade.gov



Residents advised to be in the “Ready” phase for Hurricane Dorian


Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is closely monitoring the movement of Hurricane Dorian. At this time, all Miami-Dade County services continue normal operations.

While Miami-Dade County is not in immediate danger, all residents and businesses should check their disaster kits, review their hurricane plans and remain alert to new information and instruction about the developing storm.  Specifically, residents are urged to:

  • Make sure that emergency equipment, such as hurricane shutters and battery-powered radios, are in good working order;
  • Ensure that sufficient emergency supplies (e.g., non-perishable food and water) are on hand for each person in the home to last at least three days;
  • Obtain and store materials necessary to properly secure your home;
  • Secure yard and construction debris so they do not pose a hazard during a storm;
  • Take tree trimmings to a local trash & recycling center;
  • Find out if you live in an evacuation zone; and
  • If you live in a surge planning zone determine, in advance, where you will stay, how you will get there, and what supplies you will take if you are ordered to evacuate.  Also, plan your departure time so ample time is allowed to get to a safe area. Miami-Dade surge planning zone maps are available on the website www.miamidade.gov/oem.


The 3-1-1 Contact Center hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays. To reach the 3-1-1 Contact Center, residents can dial 3-1-1 in Miami-Dade or (305) 468-5900 outside of Miami-Dade County, TDD: (305) 468-5402.  Specialists are taking calls in English, Spanish, and Creole. Residents can access disaster-related information 24 hours a day on the OEM web site located at www.miamidade.gov/oem

OEM is committed to working with its partners and the community to lessen the impact of disasters and potentially catastrophic incidents.  OEM accomplishes its mission through planning, response, and coordination of information and resources.

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in an accessible format, please call in advance 305-468-5400. 


 

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OEM
9300 N.W. 41str Street Miami, Florida 33178
(786) 331-5000