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As 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, cut to fit and ready to install. 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.
- 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.
Subscribe now to the County's program to receive text alerts to cell phones or other mobile devices about significant emergency events.
With our webcasting system, you can to tune in to live coverage of emergency press conferences, meetings of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners and much more.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to receive alerts of webcasting meetings today.
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