Hurricane Dorian Update
Sunday, September 1, 2019, 4 p.m.:
Miami Beach is not under a hurricane watch - but expects potentially hazardous tropical storm force winds
Hurricane Dorian is a monster Category 5 storm which fortunately is expected to follow a northern track. It has, however, increased in size and width, and the current thinking is that while we are no longer under a hurricane watch, we can expect tropical storm force winds which could begin as early as 2:00 am tonight and last throughout tomorrow.

Tropical storm force winds are between 39 - 57 miles per hour. The forecast does not indicate a storm surge, but we are in the midst of King Tide which naturally brings some flooding into some areas of our City. You should assume these will be the conditions confronting you tomorrow. Obviously this is subject to new information which we are constantly monitoring.
What To Expect:
Here are some updates on City operations and preparations.
Sandbag Information

Although the forecast does not suggest a storm surge, some have asked if they are available. Tonight from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm (or earlier if we run out of sand) sandbags will be available at the Public Works Yard, located at 451 Dade Boulevard (between Beach High and Fire Station Two).

While we recommend keeping your sandbags for the remainder of hurricane season, if you can't store them please dispose of them like bulk waste which the City collects (and do not pour them on the beach or in any drains).

Vehicles in City Garages

City garages remain open for those who would like to park their cars. Residents will have until Tuesday, September 3rd at 12:00 p.m. to remove their cars from City garages free of charge.

Garages will return to normal operations at noon on Tuesday, depending on weather conditions.

The City parking garage at Fifth Street and Alton Road will not open for free residential parking and will continue operating as normal.

Parks and Beaches

City parks will have no active programming starting tomorrow and City Parks facilities will be closed tomorrow.

Wave heights and currents typically increase before a storm makes landfall and even the best swimmers can fall victim to the strong waves and rip currents.

Once we experience tropical storm force winds, no lifeguards will be on the beaches. We recommend staying off the beach.

Flood Information

The pumps and generators we have deployed will remain through the weekend given the expectation that there will be some flooding due to King Tide and expected rainfalls.

Visit our City Flood Awareness web page for information on flood protection.

Report flooding in the City of Miami Beach eGov app or call 305.673.7625.

Bulk Pick-up Information

Please do not put out any garbage - there is no bulk trash pick up tomorrow. Tropical force winds can convert trash into projectiles. Pick up will resume on Tuesday, weather permitting.

Bridges and Traffic

All bridges in our City are locked in the down position.

For information on scheduled lane closures on FDOT construction projects that affect traffic to/from and in Miami Beach, please click here .

Trolley Operations

The City of Miami Beach trolley service will be discontinued if the winds reach Tropical Storm force speed.
Stay Informed:
Stay Informed

To receive up-to-date information from the City before, during and after the storm, visit and text MBAlert to 888777. 

For questions and concerns regarding Miami Beach you can call 305.604.CITY.

Call 311 to connect with Miami-Dade County's call center for updated information. Use 911 for emergencies only.

If you would like to get a hold of our Resident Information Center, please call 305.604.CITY (2489). Use 911 for emergencies only.

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All of this is, unfortunately, reliant on information and forecast models we are reviewing but that are imperfect. There is always the possibility that someone gets it wrong and we will advise you of any changes immediately.

For those in the Bahamas being battered by this hurricane, let's send our prayers.