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Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management supports the community’s disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation needs through the coordination of information and resources countywide.

Learn how to prepare for an evacuation, as well as what to do and where to go.
Emergency Evacuations
Strorm surge planning zone map.
A Storm Surge Planning Zone is an area that could be affected by storm surge. Check to see if you could be affected.
Storm Surge Planning Zones
Residents with accessibility issues should register for emergency and evacuation assistance.
Evacuation Assistance
Learn basic disaster response skills to prepare yourself for hazards that may impact your community.
Community Emergency Response Team
Read guidelines for residential health care facilities to follow and learn how the County prepares for emergencies.
Residential Health Care Facilities
Ready South Florida logo
Get a kit. Make a plan. Stay informed. Get involved.
Ready SouthFlorida

Emergency Preparation

Emergency Supply Kit

Remember some important tips when making your emergency supply kit.

Prepare for a Flood

Be prepared for flooding, especially if you are in a low-lying area, near water or downstream from a dam.

Family Emergency Plan

Prepare a family emergency plan that will help you respond to any emergency situation.

Prepare for a Nuclear Power Plant Emergency

Learn about the programs in place to protect the public in the unlikely event of radiation release from Turkey Point's nuclear reactors.

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

This plan establishes the framework to ensure that the County is prepared for hazards.

Projects that Protect

Mitigation is a way to lessen the impact of a disaster on a community through preparedness, structural hardening and infrastructure projects.

During & After a Disaster

Shelter in Place

During an emergency, an emergency alert might require the public to shelter in place by taking refuge indoors.

Pet Care in Natural Disasters

Follow a few simple steps to make sure you have an pet emergency plan in case of a natural disaster.

Storm Aides For Everyone

Use SAFE to search for open and available facilities in your area during a disaster.

Recovering from a Disaster

Be sure to follow safety precautions and avoid injuries when inspecting post-storm damage.

Damage Reporting

Submit your damage report using a simple online form.

Community Engagement

Learn about preparedness, response and recovery assistance provided by federal, state and local agencies.
Business Recovery
Volunteers standing in flood water
Miami-Dade C.O.R.E. strives to better engage faith-based and community organizations in handling disasters that affect the community.
Communities Organized to Respond in Emergencies
Volunteer walking through disaster area as an American flag waves in the distance.
Volunteer with the Miami-Dade Citizen Corps Council to help you prepare your community for a disaster.
Citizen Corps

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News & Events

It's the peak of hurricane season

September 12, 2018 — Fire Rescue

Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. The 2018 Official Hurricane Readiness Guide is out to help you get prepared.

Do you feel FEMA made a mistake finding you ineligible for assistance?

October 3, 2017 — Fire Rescue

There are steps that you can follow to help you to identify if you are eligible to appeal FEMA’s decision and have them revisit your case.

About Us

The Office of Emergency Management plans and prepares for emergencies by coordinating activities with County departments, municipalities, non-profit social service and medical care agencies, businesses, residents and visitors by educating about preparedness, coordinating emergency response and recovery, and delivering emergency information.

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