City of Miami Beach Declares State of Emergency
(Miami Beach, FL) Sep 27, 2022 -
The City of Miami Beach has declared a State of Emergency as Hurricane Ian is expected to impact the city with tropical storm conditions, including flooding in low-lying areas and strong wind gusts.
“While Miami Beach is not expected to experience any direct impacts from Hurricane Ian, I am declaring a state of emergency out of an abundance of caution,” said Miami Beach City Manager Alina Hudak. “Our teams are fully operational and proactive in preparing our city, and we have additional support on standby should we need to deploy quickly.”
Due to the potential of heavy rainfall from Hurricane Ian combined with king tides, the Parking Department will open municipal garages for residents wishing to keep their cars, motorcycles or scooters out of flood-prone areas. The garages at the Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Dr.), 5 St. and Alton Rd. (550 Lenox Ave.), as well as City Hall (1755 Meridian Ave.) will not be included.
Residents may park vehicles tonight, Sept. 27 beginning at 5 p.m. through Thursday, Sept. 29 until 8 p.m. free of charge. Residents must provide proof of residency when exiting the parking facility.
PARKS & RECREATION
All outdoor Parks and Recreation programs will be canceled tomorrow, Sept. 28 and Thursday, Sept. 29 due to inclement weather in the forecast. Indoor activities will continue as scheduled, including day care for youth enrolled in the city’s after-school program.
Both the City Commission and Land Use and Sustainability meetings scheduled for tomorrow, Sept. 28 will still be held. Residents are encouraged to participate virtually:
Land Use and Sustainability Committee
Sept. 28, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Public Meeting/Zoom Meeting
1.301.715.8592 or 1.888.475.4499
Access ID 85059923037#
City Commission/Budget Meeting
Sept. 28, 2022 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Zoom Meeting/Public Meeting
1.301.715.8592 or 1.888.475.4499
Access ID 81392857671#
Waste Management will not be servicing multifamily or commercial routes tomorrow, Sept. 28. Waste Connections, which services single-family and bulk pickup, will operate their normal scheduled route tomorrow, Sept. 28. Recycling pickup tomorrow, Sept. 28 will continue as planned.
Building inspections will continue tomorrow, Sept. 28 until weather conditions deteriorate.
In addition to the city’s existing stormwater infrastructure that includes 48 permanent pump stations, the Public Works Department has deployed temporary pumps in areas prone to severe flooding with generators on standby. The stormwater team has cleaned the entire storm drain system, including pump stations. Additional resources are available around the clock for the next several days. The Sanitation Division also has debris removal contractors on standby for rapid deployment as needed.
The U.S. Coast Guard does not anticipate ordering drawbridge lockdowns at this time.
ARTS & CULTURE
Miami Beach OnStage events on Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30 have been postponed. The Bass is closed tomorrow, Sept. 28 and the Miami Beach Bandshell will be closed through Friday, Sept. 30.
Residents are encouraged to report flooding that obstructs access or causes damage to public or private property through the Miami Beach e-Gov app, by calling 305.673.7625 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For updated information, visit www.miamibeachfl.gov/stormready.