Hurricane Dorian Update
Friday, August 30, 2019: Important Information On The Storm
Hurricane Dorian is currently a category 3 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 115 miles per hour. As of now, South Florida is in the forecast track and the hurricane is expected to strengthen.

It is essential to not underestimate the possible impacts of this storm. Residents should prepare their homes now. Once again, please review our bilingual Miami Beach Hurricane Guide, which provides detailed information on how to be storm ready. Continuously visit our website here for city-related updates.

Sandbag Information
The city will begin to distribute sandbags to Miami Beach residents tomorrow Saturday, August 31 beginning at 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Sunday beginning at 8 a.m. until the weather deteriorates. Sandbags will be distributed at the Public Works Operation Yard located at 451 Dade Boulevard, Miami Beach, FL 33139 . Residents are required to show proof of residency via a government-issued ID or utility bill.

Sandbags are available today at local hardware stores. Remember, taking sand from our beaches is prohibited. The sand and dunes are the city's first line of defense against storm surge. After the storm, do not empty sandbags onto beaches or into drains.

Parking Your Vehicle in City Garages
Stay tuned for information on when the city will open garages.

Flood Information
Miami Beach is experiencing minor flooding from King Tides and intermittent rains ahead of Hurricane Dorian. The Hurricane will bring heavy rainfall and possible storm surge. We will all learn more as the storm gets closer and information becomes more accurate. It is our goal that all of Miami Beach – whether public roads or private homes – is in the best position possible before, during and after the storm. Some tips to remember before a storm:
  • Locate your flood insurance policy to be ready in the case you may need to file a claim for damage.
  • Protect your building with flood barriers like sand bags and flood panels.
  • Elevate mechanical equipment and appliances, as able, if you anticipate that waters may enter areas such as your garage.
  • Avoid parking your vehicle in low lying areas- move it to higher ground, such as a parking garage.
  • If curbside parking areas are flooded, residents are permitted to park their vehicles safely onto the swale. Vehicles parked on swale areas must not obstruct the sidewalk, roadways or driveways.
  • Don’t litter. Keep public storm drains clear. Report issues to the Miami Beach e-Gov app or call 305.604.CITY. 

Visit our  Flood Awareness web page  for information on flood protection.

Report flooding in the e-Gov app or call 305.673.7625.

Bulk Pick-Up Information
All scheduled bulk pick-ups will be collected. It is important that residents DO NOT put out any bulk waste effective immediately. Any new request will need to wait until after the storm. Routine trash pick-up scheduled for Saturday will take place.

Removal of 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 Water
Store at least 1 gallon of water per person per day in sterilized sealable containers for drinking and cooking. Save enough water for 7 to 10 days.

Register Seniors and any 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 ANY di saster, it is important that you register them with the Miami-Dade County Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program.

Do not wait until an evacuation order is issued , click here to register or call 311 today.

Crane Information
The Building Department visited all seven crane and hoist sites in the city on Tuesday, August 27 to have contractors begin preparing the cranes for high wind conditions and to perform a safety inspection. 

Updates from Miami-Dade County
All messages pertaining to school closures and evacuation orders will be issued by Miami-Dade County. Call 311 to connect with Miami-Dade County's call center for updated information.

After The Storm
In the event of an evacuation order from Miami-Dade County, it is imperative to bring all essential documents to re-enter the city. If an evacuation order is issued, a phased re-entry plan will be implemented. Residents who evacuate must bring documents that demonstrate proof of residency, such as a government issued ID or utility bills. Employees and business owners who work in Miami Beach must provide proof of business ownership, a letter from an employer or other documentation such as a pay stub or employee ID to re-enter Miami Beach. 

In the event of an evacuation, we will allow our first responders and utility companies to enter the city first. Once the city is deemed safe, we will then begin our phases of re-entry. Please monitor all news outlets and city social media channels and do not attempt to return to the city until you are instructed to do so.

Stay Informed
To receive up-to-date information from the city before, during and after the storm, visit www.MBAlerts.com and text MBAlert to 888777 .

If you would like to get a hold of our Resident Information Center, please call 305.604.CITY (2489). Use 911 for emergencies only.

Important Links
Hurricane Preparedness Video
Watch our hurricane preparedness video below. We urge you to go over your disaster plan with your family. Reminder,  have a plan, build a kit and stay informed.