Throughout the day on Friday, Village Manager Ed Silva convened with staff and finalized storm preparedness measures:
The Palmetto Bay Policing Unit is fully staffed and prepared.
Damage Mitigation Prep:
The Palmetto Bay Public Services Department reports that they are in the final stages of clearing debris from storm drains throughout the Village in anticipation of Dorian.
The South Florida Water Management District
has lowered water levels in Florida's canal systems. They are asking all homeowners who live near waterways to check and pick up all debris in order to ensure unimpeded flow.
In cooperation with Miami-Dade County,Village Public Services crews and trucks are prepared for post-storm street debris removal.
Miami-Dade County's bulky waste scheduling via 311 and online has been suspended as of 12:30 pm Thursday. Residents who scheduled bulky pickups from Tuesday, August 27th and beyond were advised that their pile may not be addressed prior to the suspension of bulky collection services as a result of the arrival of tropical storm force winds. Residents are being encouraged to use their closest Neighborhood Trash and Recycling Centers for do-it-yourself disposal of household trash and tree cuttings needing immediate disposal. Crews will continue collecting previously scheduled piles throughout the weekend, weather permitting. Residents are free to use any of the 13 Centers but the two closest to Palmetto Bay are:
Eureka Drive Trash and Recycling Center
9401 SW 184th St, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
Chapman Field Trash and Recycling Center
13600 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33158
The Village of Palmetto Bay and Miami-Dade County do NOT have a sandbag distribution program. If you feel the need for sandbags, please check home supply stores.