At this time, Miami-Dade County is monitoring Hurricane Matthew.
Please visit our Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.
During a Hurricane
If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:
- Monitor your radio or television for weather updates and instructions from public safety officials.
- Stay indoors, preferably in a room with few or no windows.
- Take your emergency kit and disaster supplies with you if you move from room to room.
- If flooding threatens your home, turn off electricity at the main breaker.
- Use flashlights, not candles or kerosene lamps, as your light source.
- If you lose power, turn off all major appliances.
- Avoid using the phone and do not take a bath or shower during the storm.
- Fight the temptation to go outside during the “eye of the storm”. There’s only a brief period of calm before hurricane force winds return.
- Keep children informed about what’s happening and watch for signs of stress.
- Keep animals in their carriers.
- Get in the tub or under your mattress if your home begins to come apart.
Neighborhood Disaster Training
Miami-Dade County, in partnership with the American Red Cross, offers free training in basic disaster response skills.
Learn fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.
For more information on Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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