For Immediate Release:
October 25, 2012

Media Contact:
Cristina Armand
armand@miamidade.gov
786-331-5200



Weather Advisory #1

READY RESIDENTS ADVISED TO BE IN THE “READY” PHASE FOR HURRICANE SANDY


The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is closely monitoring the movement of Hurricane Sandy. At this time, all Miami-Dade County services continue normal operations.

The Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be at Level 3, monitoring status.  Under a Level 3 activation, OEM staff and partner agencies are coordinating information and remain in a ready state.

County residents currently are not in immediate danger. However, as a precaution, all residents and business owners should review their hurricane plans.

  • Make sure that your emergency equipment, such as hurricane shutters and battery-powered radios, is in good working order.
  • Ensure that you have enough emergency supplies.
  • Obtain and store materials necessary to properly secure your home.
  • Secure yard and construction debris so that they do not pose a hazard during high winds.
  • Take any tree trimming to a local trash and recycling center at this time.

Residents can call 3-1-1 in Miami-Dade or (305) 468-5900 outside of Miami-Dade County, TTD: (305) 468-5402. Specialists are taking calls in English, Spanish, and Creole. Residents can access disaster-related information 24 hours a day in the OEM Website located at www.miamidade.gov/oem.

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please call in advance (305) 468-5400.


 

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