Important Global Message
The Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is closely monitoring Erika. For any updates about County facilities and services, please visit: http://www.miamidade.gov/emergency
Emergency Evacuation Assistance
To request a Hurricane Readiness Guide in an alternate format such as Braille or large print, please call 3-1-1 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurricane Evacuation Shelters
All Miami-Dade County Hurricane Evacuation Shelters exceed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) criteria for emergency shelters, and include accessible entryways, service/activity areas and bathrooms. Service animals are permitted. See the 2015 Hurricane Evacuation Centers:
Hurricane Evacuation Center Accessibility
All Miami-Dade County Hurricane Evacuation Centers meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) criteria for emergency shelters, and include accessible entryways, service/activity areas and bathrooms. Service animals are permitted.
The Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP) provides evacuation support to those residents that may require specialized transportation assistance or whose medical needs prevent them from evacuating on their own. Residents who will require evacuation assistance should register for the Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program prior to an emergency to ensure help will be given when needed. It may also be utilized post disaster to provide other assistance. Pre-registered residents will receive priority during an emergency.
This program is specifically for individuals who live in their own homes or with their families. Residents in nursing homes or assisted living facilities are not eligible for this program as these facilities are required by law to develop an emergency plan and make arrangements for their residents to evacuate to a similar facility.
Call 3-1-1, apply online or download the EEAP application below.
Miami-Dade County also offers Pet Friendly Evacuation Centers for residents living in evacuation areas, unsafe structures or mobile homes. A family member must stay with the pet. For more information, call 3-1-1 or visit the Disaster Preparedness webpage.
For more information on Emergency Evacuation Assistance, visit the Office of Emergency Management webpage.
Subscribe now to the County's program to receive text alerts to cell phones or other mobile devices about significant emergency events.
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