For Immediate Release:
August 30, 2015

Media Contact:
Erika Benitez
erikab@miamidade.gov
305-877-8286



Office of Emergency Management Tropical Weather Update


Miami Dade's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) continues to monitor the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika which could still produce heavy rainfall and gusty winds across southern and central Florida on Sunday. Miami-Dade County continues to be under a flood watch until further notice. A Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flooding, however it does not mean that flooding will occur, but it is possible. 

The 3-1-1 Answer Center closed at 2 p.m. this afternoon and will resume regular hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., tomorrow August 31.  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 311@miamidade.gov. 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.

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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