It is important to heed evacuation orders and curfews. Following a situation that warrants evacuation, all individuals must follow the instructions of Miami Beach Police and other local law enforcement that will staff the entry points to the City of Miami Beach. Local officials, including Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, Fire Department Officials and Public Works will consult to determine when an area is safe enough for individuals to return. The message announcing re-entry into the City will ONLY come from official sources through official avenues such as the Miami Beach Official Twitter account and through local media.
First responders and City-assigned individuals who are conducting initial damage assessments will be the first allowed onto the island. Following that, once entry is deemed to be safe, the City may initiate the Re-entry Plan, which permits entry into the City using a phased approach. Information about the status of egress into the City and about whom will be allowed entry will be sent out through official media and social media sources.
The City formerly issued hang-tags for restricted re-entry of certain businesses. That program is no longer in effect.
All residents and business employees who evacuate the City when an order is given should carry certain documentation in order to assist local officials in cases of extreme circumstances.
These documents include:
Proof of Employment (such as Employer credentials, letter on employer letterhead)
Demonstrated Need to enter area (such as a work order or inventory list)
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