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 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.
Miami Beach City Hall will be closed tomorrow.
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.
The County began drawbridge lockdowns at 6 a.m. today and there is no marine traffic permitted.
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.