11.8.20 UPDATES

The City of Miami Beach's Division of Emergency Management is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Eta, about 235 miles SSE of Miami. The earliest reasonable timing for tropical storm force winds is 2 p.m. today, with the most likely arrival time at 8 p.m.

Hurricane, Flood and Storm Surge Watches continue to be in effect for South Florida through Tuesday evening, with periods of wind in excess of 74 mph expected. The rain potential is 6 - 12 inches along with a 2-4 foot storm surge. The forecast also includes the possibility of an isolated tornado or two this evening over South Florida and the Keys. We will continue to provide updates on this weather system as it evolves, and detailed information can be found at www.nhc.noaa.gov.

Miami-Dade Transit Bus Service
Miami-Dade Transit will stop all bus service at 2 p.m. today. They will resume service once sustained winds fall below 39 MPH.

Trash Pick-Up
Trash pick-up service will not have any impacts today, but service may be interrupted tomorrow based on wind speeds. As a reminder, please place all furniture and decor items indoors this morning to prevent these items turning into projectiles.

Please note, the Wasteful Weekend Bulk Waste Drop Off will close early today at 2 p.m.

City Hall
Miami Beach City Hall will be closed tomorrow.

Evacuations Centers
Evacuation Centers have opened for residents living in mobile homes and low-lying areas, or for those who absolutely need refuge at:
Miami-Dade County Youth Fairgrounds
10901 Coral Way, Gate 2
Miami, FL 33165

South Dade Senior High School
28401 SW 167 Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
Residents must bring necessities, including blankets, pillows, medicine and required facial coverings.

Drawbridge Lockdowns
The County began drawbridge lockdowns at 6 a.m. today and there is no marine traffic permitted.

Sandbag Distribution
Sandbags are no longer being distributed.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Both in-person and My School Online will be cancelled tomorrow, November 9. The District will be assessing conditions for a determination regarding school operations on Tuesday.


Parks & Beaches
All beaches, parks, recreation facilities and programming are closed through Monday.

As a reminder, Miami-Dade County continues with a daily countywide curfew of midnight.
Resident Hotline
If you have any questions regarding Tropical Storm Eta, please contact our Resident Information Center at 305.604.CITY (2489). The hotline is open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Municipal Garages Are Open
As heavy flooding is expected, the City of Miami Beach has opened all municipal parking garages for residents to store their vehicles. Click here to view a list of all city parking garages, garages are denoted with a G.
Vehicles may remain in garages at no cost until Tuesday, November 10 at 6 p.m. Upon exiting a garage, residents should be prepared to show a photo ID or utility bill showing a Miami Beach address.
COVID-19 Testing
All drive-up and walk up testing has ceased operations at the Miami Beach Convention Center and will remain closed through Monday. 

For more information and updates, visit our dedicated Coronavirus webpage and view the 'Testing' tab.
What can YOU do to prepare for the storm?
Now is the time to review your hurricane plan with your members of your household. Visit
our hurricane webpage for tips on how to stay safe this hurricane season and watch our hurricane special below, which will also be airing regularly on MBTV (Channel 660 on Atlantic Broadband or Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse).
Remove All Yard Decor
Remove all yard furniture and decor, this is necessary to prevent projectiles during a storm 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 7-10 days.

This year, remember to include face masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies to your storm kit.

Construction Activities
In the event of a watch or warning, all contractors will be instructed to secure their work zones in preparation for the storm.

Register Vulnerable Populations
Is there someone in your family who is unable to evacuate on their own? Maybe they're elderly or have special needs. We encourage you to have them sign up for the Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP) provided by Miami-Dade County. Do not wait until an evacuation order is issued, register today at www.miamidade.gov/fire/eeap.asp or call 311 today.

Updates from Miami-Dade County
All messages pertaining to evacuation orders would be issued by Miami-Dade County.
Stay Connected and Informed
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.
  • Download the Ready Miami-Dade (Ready MDC) mobile application from the County's Office of Emergency Management, available via Google Play and the App Store store.
  • Text MBTraffic to 888777 for traffic text updates and then MBAlert to 888777 to receive emergency alerts via text.
  • Visit www.mbalerts.com to sign-up for text/email/phone call alerts to receive emergency notifications and automatic weather alerts
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