The City of Coral Gables Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is fully activated and all essential personnel are closely watching the movement of Hurricane Irma. While we will be experiencing tropical force winds, a weaker part of the hurricane, and them more tropical force winds, our thoughts go out to those areas that are being heavily impacted by the full force of this hurricane. Coral Gables is very fortunate that is not facing the extreme weather pounding the Florida's west coast. However, there are important steps that you can take
NOW to prevent any life-threatening situations.
Stay indoors today. Do not venture out as it is not safe to be outdoors until the storm passes and the "all clear" has been given by your EOC.
Conserve your batteries as much of Coral Gables is without power and FPL will be unable to give restoration estimates until an "all clear" is given.
Stay calm and be patient. We are monitoring the storm 24 hours in Coral Gables from the EOC and will make assessments when it is safe to go outside.
For any non-emergency calls, contact the Coral Gables Hotline at 305-460-5401. For emergencies, call 911.
Nine Rescue Recon teams (involving Police, Fire, Development Services and Public Works personnel) are ready to be deployed, once it is safe to be outdoors. They will conduct a citywide rapid assessment and will prioritize efforts to first clear major roadways and push trees out of the way. Once roads are cleared, the cleaning of debris will be done through the assistance of contractors who are lined up in advance to mobilize throughout the city.
There are numerous downed power lines and neighborhood trees. Stay away from downed power lines and transformers. More accidents occur post-storm than during the storms itself.
If you must be on the road, treat every intersection as a four-way stop.
Think safety first. Be patient.
Your Public Safety team is ready and prepared to respond and restore services in the City of Coral Gables.