Tropical Storm Eta

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).

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.

Updates

Parking
As heavy flooding is expected, the City of Miami Beach has opened all municipal parking garages for residents to store their vehicles. Click here to view a list of all city parking garages, garages are denoted with a G.  Vehicles may remain in garages at no cost until Tuesday, November 10 at 6 p.m. Upon exiting a garage, residents should be prepared to show a photo ID or utility bill showing a Miami Beach address.

Sandbag Distribution

Sandbags are no longer being distributed.

Trash Pick-Up

Waste Connection has suspended all residential and commercial trash pick up for Monday, November 9. Please secure receptacles from high winds and place all furniture and decor items indoors.  Please note, the Wasteful Weekend Bulk Waste Drop Off will close early on Sunday, November 9 at 2 p.m.

Storm Kits
Your kit will likely be a bit different this year. Typical recommendations are for minimum of three days-worth of supplies per person, however, some experts have set a minimum for this at a week’s worth of food, water and other essentials, and this recommendation has been repeated by the State Division of Emergency Management. Add items like cleaning supplies, masks and hand sanitizer to your list. Remember that many of the needed items are in short supply, so the earlier you start to gather your provisions, the better. Please remember also to consider specials needs and medications for yourself and your household. The list below is a suggested start:

  • Enough non-perishable food and toiletries to last at least one week
  • Can opener, corkscrew, multitool
  • Several gallons of water (one gallon per person per day)
  • LED flashlights
  • Masks, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves to last at least one week
  • Medicines and medical supplies (including a thermometer, pulse oximeter, rubbing alcohol, bandages and prescription medications). One month-worth is recommended.
  • Consider items like eyeglasses, contact lenses, diapers, formula and other items specific to certain members of your household
  • Communication/connectivity devices (phone, laptop, tablet)
  • Means of charging your devices, including those that don’t require electricity
  • Bedding
  • Fuel up your vehicle and make sure it is outfitted with a spare tire, center punch, flares and other safety equipment
  • Changes of clothes (consider hand-washable and quick-drying options)
  • Hand cranked emergency radio
  • A waterproof container with copies of important documents and emergency contact information
  • Garbage Bags
  • Cash

Flooding
Tropical Storm Eta 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.

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.

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.