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Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Irma Recovery

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This page is no longer being updated. As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Recovery website for the latest information on service updates in
Miami-Dade County.



Post-Hurricane Safety Tips (Read post-hurricane safety tips, Español, Kreyòl)
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and the Office of Emergency Management urges residents to adhere to the following information regarding post-hurricane safety tips and information.

Online / Mobile Apps
Residents should use mobile apps for County services, power outages, gas stations and traffic updates.

Residents are encouraged to use the Miami-Dade County Contractor Licensing Section online search at: to determine if the contractor is licensed, insured or has complaints or violations on record.

FEMA & Other Federal Assistance

Residents impacted by Hurricane Irma may register for FEMA assistance at, through the FEMA App or by calling 1-800-621-3362 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m.

Applicants will need the following to apply:

  • Social Security Number
  • Daytime telephone number
  • Current mailing address, address and Zip Code of the damaged property, and private insurance information, if available.

Operation Blue Roof
Eligible homeowners with damaged roofs can get a free fiber-reinforced sheeting to cover their damaged roofs until arrangements can be made for permanent repairs.

For more information visit:

Opening Monday, Sept. 18 - Lowe's Home Improvement, 1850 NE 8th St., Homestead

Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loan
SBA Disaster Assistance for businesses and residents expands to more Florida Counties. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at

Department of Children and Families
Information on Disaster SNAP (Food for Florida).

Assistance for Veterans
Veterans impacted by Irma may be eligible for federal relief including rental assistance, relocation assistance and food vouchers. For more information, call Support Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) providers. This includes homeless vets, those doubled up and those with damage to property, loss of food and/or belongings.

  • The Advocate Program: 786-227-5842 (Miami-Dade and Monroe).
  • Carrfour's Operation Sacred Trust: 855-778-3411 (Miami-Dade and Broward).

Permitting and Inspections

The Permitting and Inspection Center (PIC) at 11805 SW 26 Street has resumed normal operations and is open during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. All services are available.

To schedule an inspection or to check the status of your previously scheduled inspection, please check our routes and results page.

Read important information about replacing a downed fence and repairing or replacing your swimming pool barrier.

Watch out for unlicensed contractors. Here are some tips about hiring a contractor.

Process for Restoring Electric Power after Damage to Service Entrance

The County is aware of the volume of customers that are without power through reports of power outages and use of their digital meters. If FPL is not able to reconnect your home or business due to damage to your service mast or meter can, you will be asked to hire a licensed electrical contractor to first make repairs. The contractor must be State or locally certified, and shall file for an electrical permit before or immediately after the work is complete. The contractor can notify FPL directly when the work is complete so that the power can be re-connected.

Contractor licensing information is available on our website.

Power Outages

Report power outages to Florida Power & Light online or call 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243).


The Special Election for State Senate District 40 and State Representative District 116 is taking place on Tuesday, Sept. 26. Early voting begins Saturday, Sept. 16 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 24 at Coral Reef Branch Library, Kendale Lakes Branch Library and West Dade Regional Library. The full list of hours can be found on the Elections Department Early Voting page.

The Village of Virginia Gardens Municipal Election originally scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 12 was postponed to Tuesday, Sept. 26, per Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Executive Order.

Evacuation Centers / Orders


Evacuation Center Address Status Type
Darwin Fuchs (Sunshine) Pavilion 10901 Coral Way OPEN Pet Friendly


Closed / Open Status


Animal Services

Beaches and Marinas





Government Offices and Courthouses

Grocery Stores

Hospitals, Clinics and Services

Libraries and Museums




Streets / Expressways / Tolls


Waste Collection

Water and Sewer

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