Hurricane Dorian Update
Saturday, August 31, 2019: Important Information On The Storm
Hurricane Dorian remains an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane, and will continue westward through the Northwestern Bahamas this weekend. The 11 a.m. update shows that Dorian should then make a turn northward as it closely approaches the east coast of Florida early next week.

With this update, Miami Beach is no longer in the forecast cone. Hurricane Dorian could still bring heavy rainfall and flooding along its path. It is essential not to underestimate the possible impacts of this storm. We will continue to make sure the city is prepared for anything and encourage residents to do the same.

Continuously visit our website here for city-related updates.

Parking Your Vehicle in City Garages
In preparation for the storm, all city garages opened at 8 a.m. today for residents to park free of cost. For a full list of parking garages, click here.

Please note the following exceptions:
·    5 Street and Alton Garage shall be open at 8 a.m. tomorrow, September 1.
·    Refrain from parking at restricted (posted) parking spaces at the City Hall garage.
·    Please park in marked parking stalls only. Illegally parked vehicles are subject to enforcement actions, including impoundment.

Sandbag Information
Two sandbag distribution sites are open for residents today and Sunday. At both locations residents are required to show proof of residency via a government-issued ID or utility bill.

South Beach Location
Public Works Operation Yard
451 Dade Boulevard (between Miami Beach Senior High and Fire Station 2)
Open Saturday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. until the weather deteriorates or the sand supply runs out.

This site has a machine that fills sandbags and we encourage everyone that can use this location to do so if possible. 

North Beach Location
80 Street and Collins Avenue Parking Lot (entrance on 81 Street)
Open Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. until the weather deteriorates or the sand supply runs out.

At this location, individuals will be required to fill their own own bags. The city will have bags and shovels available. 

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. We encourage you to hold onto the bags throughout the hurricane season.

Parks and Beaches
City parks and beaches will remain open with normal operating hours today. Any exceptions will be listed on our city website here

Trolley
The City of Miami Beach trolley service will cease operation for safety reasons 3 hours prior to sustained winds reaching 39 mph. Service will resume operation as soon as possible. For more information on this service, please contact the trolley customer service line at: 305.673.7117 . For information on Miami-Dade County transit service, contact 311.  

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  f or information on flood protection.

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

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

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 disaster, 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.