(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- My office and I have been monitoring Tropical Storm Isaac. According to the Office of Emergency Management, the storm is moving West about 14 mph and is approximately 893 miles from Miami-Dade County.
Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Emergency Personnel held a news conference this afternoon at the Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center. The purpose of the news conference was to inform residents of the steps they should be taking in terms of supplies and/or disaster plans in case Tropical Storm Isaac impacts Miami-Dade County. Currently, we are in the 3-day forecast cone and there are many variables that may impact the storm.
To obtain more information on hurricane preparedness tips, please visit http://www.miamidade.gov/hurricane or call 3-1-1. For detailed information on the system you may visit online the National Hurricane's Center website at www.nhc.noaa.gov.
I would also like to add that the Miami-Dade Public Works and Waste Management Department announced a temporary extension of hours at all thirteen of its Trash and Recycling Centers in response to any possible impact that Miami-Dade County may receive from Tropical Storm Isaac. The TRC's will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily until further notice.
Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact my district office at (305) 820-8444.