The City of Miami Beach will begin to distribute sandbags to Miami Beach residents tomorrow, Saturday August 31, from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Sandbags will be distributed at the Public Works Operation Yard, which is between Miami Beach High School and Fire Station 2 on Dade Boulevard.
Residents are required to show proof of residency via a government issued ID or utility bill. There will be a limit of 6 bags per household. Sandbags will also be distributed by the City on Sunday, September 1, at the Public Works Operation Yard beginning at 8 a.m. and continuing until weather deteriorates.
Sandbags and sand are also available at many local hardware stores. Please remember that it is prohibited to take sand from our beaches when preparing for the storm. The sand and dunes are the City's first line of defense against storm surge. After the storm, do not empty sand bags onto beaches or into drains.
Evacuation Orders and Reentry Process
Again, no evacuation has been ordered at this time. If an evacuation is ordered, the order will be issued by Miami-Dade County.
If the order is issued, a phased re-entry plan will be implemented. Residents will be allowed to reenter once it is safe.
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.
Store Your Vehicle in City Garages
will open for residents to park free of cost during the storm, with the exception of the City Hall garage. Garages will open for residents at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, August 31.
Miami Beach is experiencing minor flooding due to King Tides, and Hurrica
ne Dorian will bring heavy rainfall and possible storm surge. Accordingly, the City’s pumping systems; water, wastewater, and stormwater have been tested and readied for the storm.
The City will be installing temporary pumps at 13 locations, and temporarily installing portable generators at 18 other locations to provide backup power to existing permanent pump stations. We nonetheless should expect to see some flooding due to the combination of King Tides and Hurricane Dorian's significant rainfall and potential storm surge.
Some tips to remember before the 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.
- Don’t litter. Keep public storm drains clear. Report issues to the Miami Beach e-gov app or call 305.604.CITY.
Report flooding in the City of Miami Beach eGov app or call 305.673.7625.
Bulk Pick-up Information
put out any bulk waste, effective immediately.
All previously scheduled bulk pick-ups today will be collected. Any new request will need to wait u
ntil after the storm.
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
disaster, it is important that you register them with the Miami-Dade County Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program.
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