My thoughts and prayers are with the Bahamas and everyone in the path of Hurricane Dorian.
In preparation for the storm, Miramar has joined Broward County and other cities activating their Emergency Management Operations to better serve residents and respond immediately after the storm.
What supplies do you need to prepare for a hurricane?
Ahead of potentially devastating storms this hurricane season, the  Red Cross  recommends having the following supplies on hand:
  • Water: At least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food: At least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Copies of personal documents (insurance policies, birth certificates, lease or deed to home)
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Emergency blanket
  • Insect repellent and sunscreens
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Rain gear
As we acknowledge Labor Da y, I want to thank all of you for what you do each and everyday. No matter the size of the company you work for, whether you serve a private corporation, are a public servant, or a self-made entrepreneur the work you do moves our economy forward promoting the growth and prosperity of our communities, cities and country.

I would also like to acknowledge those of you that selflessly offer your time, effort and expertise as volunteers. The work you do is invaluable. 

A special thank you to all workers and volunteers who are working on this Labor Day weekend to monitor Hurricane Dorian and prepare our residents for stormy weather conditions.

Have a safe, and relaxing Labor Day!

Yvette Colbourne, Commissioner
City of Miramar