Hurricane Dorian is currently a category 1 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. As of now, South Florida is in the forecast track and the hurricane is expected to strengthen. The city has activated our Emergency Operations Center, where our Department of Emergency Management is closely monitoring the storm.
It is essential to not underestimate the possible impacts of this storm and residents should prepare their homes now. The city is planning for the worst and hoping for the best--and we implore our residents do the same. Please review our bilingual
Miami Beach Hurricane Guide
, which provides detailed information on how to be storm ready. Visit our website
for city-related updates.
The City of Miami Beach is implementing its hurricane plan, preparing for potential damaging winds, heavy rains and flooding. We are actively cleaning storm drains and removing debris from our streets.
What can YOU do to prepare for the storm?
Removal All Yard Decor
Remove all yard furniture and decor, including campaign signs, which is necessary to prevent projectiles during the hurricane from affecting your home or neighbor's home. The city is encouraging residents to take down these items now and only place them back after the storm has passed.
Store at least 1 gallon of water per person per day in sterilized sealable containers for drinking and cooking. Save enough water for 7-10 days.
Sandbags are available at local hardware stores, it is prohibited to take sand from our beaches when preparing for the storm. The sand and
dunes are the city's
of defense against storm surge.
After the storm, do not empty sand bag onto beaches or into drains.
Parking Your Vehicle in City Garages
Stay tuned for information on when the city will open garages.
All contractors have been instructed to secure their work zones in preparation for the storm. You may see crews in the area continuing work activities as part of the storm preparation.
Register Vulnerable Populations
If you or someone you know requires skilled nursing care, has medical equipment that relies on electricity, needs assistance with daily living, or may need assistance evacuating from
disaster, it is recommended that you register them with the Miami-Dade County Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program.
Do not wait until an evacuation order is issued
to register or call
Updates from Miami-Dade County
All messages pertaining to school closures and evacuation orders would be issued by Miami-Dade County.
To receive up-to-date information from the city before, during and after the storm, visit
For questions and concerns regarding Miami Beach you can call
Call 311 to connect with Miami-Dade County's call center for updated information. Use 911 for emergencies only.