According to the latest National Hurricane Center Advisory, South Florida remains in the forecast cone of Hurricane Dorian. As we monitor the progress of this storm, we will provide some useful information that will help you prepare early and keep you safe.
Hurricane Preparedness Checklist
- Have supply kit (water, non-perishable food, special needs items, flashlights, pet and baby supplies, first-aide kit, medications)
- Secure your home (secure windows, bring inside outdoor furniture)
- Make sure your tank is full of gas
- Carry your personal documents
- Charge your phones
- Have disposable cash handy
- Have an emergency plan ahead of time
- Know your zone and prepare for an evacuation if you are told to do so
- Make sure your pet is wearing collars and identification tags
- Evacuate with your pet
- Bring enough food, supplies for your pet (toys, collar, carrier, bed)
- Do not forget your pet’s medical records
- There are Pet-Friendly Evacuation Centers (PFEC) available. Miami-Dade County will announce locations as they are opened prior to the storm’s arrival
- PFCE will accept: dogs, cats, ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, common household birds and certain breeds of rabbits under 10 pounds.
Know how to prepare for a hurricane
- Storm preparation (protect your home, business, boat)
- Emergency evacuations
- Kit and checklists
- If you or a family member require evacuation assistance, register for the Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP)
- Dispose trash before the storm arrives
- Prune your trees in advance
How to be informed?
- Sign up to receive alerts from Miami-Dade County to keep you updated
- The 311 Contact Center will have accurate information
- Follow Miami-Dade County’s social media channels @MiamiDadeCounty @MiamiDadeEM
Know if you are in an evacuation zone #KnowYourZone
- Ready.gov for important recommendations on how to prepare for a hurricane. Knowing what to do before, during and after is extremely important.
- Track the storm at the National Hurricane Center Facebook: @NWSNHC and Twitter: @NWSNHC
For more information download the 2019 OFFICIAL HURRICANE READINESS GUIDE
Source: Senator Annette Taddeo, District 40