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As a Hurricane Approaches

Disaster kits and emergency supplies should be ready prior to hurricane season. Once a hurricane warning is declared, preparations should focus on securing your home and property.

  • Protect the areas where wind can enter. Secure windows and doors, preferably with permanent, County-approved storm shutters. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” plywood, cut to fit and
    ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.
     
  • Bring in lawn furniture, garbage and recycling carts and other items that are not tied down and could
    become airborne. 
      
  • If you own a boat, use double lines at a marina or consider dry-dock storage.
     
  • Protect your electronics with surge protectors and waterproof coverings.
     
  • Monitor the storm’s progress.
     
  • Visit www.miamidade.gov or call 3-1-1 for updates on County services. Depending on conditions, bus, rail, garbage collection and recycling service, as well as airport and seaport operations, could be
    affected.
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