Hurricane Dorian

Miami Beach Hurricane season information

To receive up-to-date information from the city before, during and after the storm, visit www.MBAlerts.com. If you would like to get a hold of our Resident Information Center, please call 305.604.CITY (2489).

Bahamian Relief Efforts
All Miami Beach Fire Stations are accepting goods and supplies that we are advised by the Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs would be helpful to their relief effort.

We recommend you drop off supplies between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at any Fire Station. The City will assure the supplies make it to the planes that the County has coordinated with for delivery to the Bahamas.

List of supplies requested by the government of the Bahamas:

  • Potable/purified water
  • Water bladders/containers
  • Water purification kits
  • Non-perishable food items
  • First aid items (sterile bandages/gauze, medical tape, etc)
  • Hygiene kits (diapers, baby formula, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc)
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Insect repellent
  • Portable radios
  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, garbage bags, brooms/mops, etc)
  • Plastic tarpaulins
  • Debris removal tools (shovels, axes, etc)

Miami Beach Fire Department Stations
Fire Station 1: 1045 Jefferson Avenue
Fire Station 2: 2300 Pine Tree Drive
Fire Station 3: 5303 Collins Avenue
Fire Station 4: 860 69 Street

Important Updates
9/3/19: All Miami Beach Fire Stations are accepting goods and supplies that will be sent to the Bahamas.

9/2/19: Barring unexpected changes in the forecast, we will be returning our City to full operations tomorrow, including opening City Hall for business.

We have extended the time residents have to retrieve their cars from City garages. Residents now have until 6 p.m. , Tuesday, September 3 to remove their cars from City garages free of charge.

9/1/19: As of the 11 a.m. National Hurricane Center update, a tropical storm warning has been extended south to Broward County. Overnight, Hurricane Dorian has strengthened to a Category 5 system with maximum sustained winds of 180 mph.

Although Miami Beach is not within the forecast cone for Hurricane force winds, the possibility of experiencing Tropical Storm force winds and heavy rains still remains as Hurricane Dorian is extremely dangerous.

8/31/19: As of the 5 p.m. National Hurricane Center update, a tropical storm watch has been issued starting at Deerfield Beach to just past Vero Beach. While Hurricane Dorian remains an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane, Miami Beach is no longer expected to experience extreme weather.

Advisories Issued

Hurricane Dorian Bahamian Relief Efforts 9.3.19
Hurricane Dorian Mayor Update 9.2.19

Hurricane Dorian Mayor Update 9.1.19
Hurricane Dorian City Update 9.1.19
Hurricane Dorian Mayor Update 8.31.19
Hurricane Dorian City Update: 8.31.19
Hurricane Dorian Saturday Update 8.31.19 
Hurricane Dorian Update: Message from Mayor Gelber 8.31.19
Hurricane Dorian Sandbag Distribution Info 8.30.19
Hurricane Dorian Update from Mayor Gelber: 8.30.19
Hurricane Dorian Update from the City: 8.30.19
Hurricane Dorian Update from Mayor Gelber: 8.29.19
Hurricane Dorian Update from the City: 8.29.19
Hurricane Dorian Update: 8.28.19

All Miami Beach residents and businesses are strongly encouraged to check their hurricane preparedness kits, review their family emergency plans, and remain informed during hurricane season.

As a reminder, Miami Beach is an evacuation zone, as such plan in advance where you will stay, how you will get there, and what supplies you will take in case an evacuation is issued. Also, give yourself ample time to get to a safe area. For more information on how to prepare, go to our Emergency Preparedness portal.

Parking
In preparation for the storm, all city garages opened at 8 a.m., on Saturday, August 31 for residents to park free of cost. The 5th & Alton Road garage opened at 7 a.m. on Monday, September 2 for complimentary parking. For a full list of city parking garages, click here.

Please note the following exceptions:
·    Refrain from parking at restricted (posted) parking spaces at the City Hall garage.

·    Please park in marked parking stalls only. Illegally parked vehicles are subject to enforcement actions, including impoundment.

Residents will have until 6 p.m. on Tuesday to remove their cars free of charge.

Flooding
Miami Beach is experiencing minor flooding from King Tides and Hurricane Dorian has the potential to bring rainfall and storm surge.

We will all learn more as the storm gets closer and information becomes more accurate. It is our goal that all of Miami Beach – whether public roads or private homes – is in the best position possible before, during and after the storm. Some tips to remember before a 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.
  • If curbside parking areas are flooded, residents are permitted to park their vehicles safely onto the swale. Vehicles parked on swale areas must not obstruct the sidewalk, roadways or driveways.
  • 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 eGov app or call 305.673.7625.

Other
Storm Surge Simulator is a online tool that is designed to help you evaluate your vulnerability to storm surge -- but it should not be used to determine if you should evacuate. Always follow the protective actions issued by emergency officials. If an evacuation is ordered and included the City of Miami Beach, you should initiate your evacuation plan and leave the city.

Trash Pickup
Residential trash will be picked up on Monday, September 2 by Waste Connections. Waste Management will NOT be servicing Miami Beach on Monday, September 2, which provides trash removal service to some commercial properties.