Hurricane Dorian Update
Thursday, August 26, 2019 : Important Information On The Storm
Hurricane Dorian is currently a Category 1 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. As of now, South Florida is in the forecast track and the hurricane is expected to significantly strengthen. Our City has activated our Emergency Operations Center, where our Department of Emergency Management is closely monitoring the storm.

It is essential to not underestimate the possible impacts of this storm and residents should prepare their homes now. The City is planning for the worst and hoping for the best--and we implore our residents do the same. Please review our bilingual Miami Beach Hurricane Guide , which provides detailed information on how to be storm ready. Visit our website here for City-related updates.
The City of Miami Beach is implementing its hurricane plan, preparing for potential damaging winds, heavy rains and flooding. We are actively cleaning storm drains and removing debris from our streets.

All messages pertaining to school closures and evacuation orders would be issued by Miami-Dade County. No evacuation orders have been issued at this time.
What you can do to prepare for the storm:
Remove All Yard Decor

Remove all yard furniture and decor, including campaign signs, which is necessary to prevent projectiles during the hurricane 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.

Store Your Vehicle in City Garages

All City garages will open for residents to park free of cost during the storm, with the exception of the City Hall garage. More information is coming soon on when the City will open garages.

Sandbag Information

Sandbags are available at local hardware stores, and 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 into beaches or drains.

Register 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 ANY disaster, it is recommended that you register them with the Miami-Dade County Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program.

Do not wait until an evacuation order is issued, click here to register or call 311 today

For a safer and more comfortable location during the storm, the city recommends residents find shelter with family and friends on the mainland. Taking into consideration the high volume of residents and additional low-lying areas evacuating, traffic congestion is expected. Miami-Dade County is expected to open evacuation shelters soon for those who are unable to make necessary accommodations.

A list of evacuation centers can be found here . The City of Miami Beach continues to follow Miami-Dade County's direction in regards to evacuation procedures and updates.

For information on scheduled lane closures on FDOT construction projects that affect traffic to/from and in Miami Beach, please click here .
Further Information on City Preparation:
Securing Construction Sites

All contractors have been instructed to secure their work zones in preparation for the storm. You may see crews in the area continuing work activities as part of the storm preparation. 

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.

Important Links

Again, the City is taking every precaution in preparing for the storm and we urge residents to do the same. Further updates will be issued as more information becomes available.

Please stay safe and be prepared.