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The Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is closely monitoring Erika. For any updates about County facilities and services, please visit: http://www.miamidade.gov/emergency

Before a Hurricane Approaches

Disaster kits and emergency supplies should be ready prior to hurricane season. Once a hurricane warning is declared, preparations should focus on securing your home and property.

  • Protect the areas where wind can enter. Secure windows and doors, preferably with permanent, County-approved storm shutters. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” plywood. You’ll need to cut the boards to fit to have it ready for installation. Tape does NOT prevent windows from breaking.
  • Bring in lawn furniture, garbage and recycling carts and other items that are not tied down and could become airborne. 
  • If you own a boat, use double lines at a marina or consider dry-dock storage.
  • Protect your electronics with surge protectors and waterproof coverings.
  • Fill prescriptions of emergency medications (consult pharmacist as needed).
  • Monitor the storm’s progress.
  • Visit www.miamidade.gov or call 3-1-1 for updates on County services. Depending on conditions, bus, rail, garbage collection and recycling service, as well as airport and seaport operations, could be affected.
  • Preparedness is not expensive. Many disaster kit items such as flashlights & batteries, garbage bags, etc., may be found around your home. Find out more at the Consumer Survival Kit webpage.
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