For Immediate Release:
August 29, 2015

Media Contact:
Erika Benitez

Tropical Weather Update

Miami Dade’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) continues to monitor the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika. The storm does not pose a threat to Miami-Dade County. There is potential for heavy rainfall and flooding. We ask residents to notify 3-1-1 of large debris in canals.

The 3-1-1 Answer Center has extended its hours of operation from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today, and will open tomorrow, August 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  To reach the 3-1-1 Answer Center, residents can dial 3-1-1 in Miami-Dade or 305-468-5900, TDD: 305-468-5402 or via email Specialists are taking calls in English, Spanish and Creole.  Residents can access disaster-related information 24 hours a day on the OEM website.

OEM is committed to working with its partners and the community to lessen the impact of disasters and potential catastrophic incidents. OEM accomplishes its mission through planning, response and coordination of information and resources.


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