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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

Watches & Warnings - Terms You Need to Know

  • Tropical Storm Watch - Tropical storm conditions are possible, usually within 48 hours.
  • Tropical Storm Warning - Tropical storm conditions are expected, usually within 36 hours.
  • Hurricane Watch - Hurricane conditions are possible, usually within 48 hours.
  • Hurricane Warning - Hurricane conditions are expected, usually within 36 hours.
  • Evacuation Order* - A mandatory order(s) directing the evacuation of appropriate area(s) of Miami-Dade County deemed to be in danger.

*Evacuation orders depend on a hurricane’s track and projected storm surge.

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