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Advisory 7: Miami-Dade County Mayor orders voluntary evacuation of mobile-home parks

MIAMI (October 05, 2016)

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has issued a voluntary evacuation order for mobile home residents. This order is effective immediately and given out of an abundance of caution.

Miami-Dade County remains under a tropical storm warning, which means tropical storm conditions are expected within the next 36 hours.

Residents are advised to remain calm and to stay tuned to radio and television broadcasts for further advisories, as well as all Miami-Dade County information outlets.

 The following Hurricane Evacuation Centers will open at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Residents who do not feel safe in their homes, or whose personal evacuation plans include seeking shelter at a Hurricane Evacuation center can do so at:

  • Michael M. Krop Senior
    1410 NE 215 Street
    North Miami-Dade, 33179 
  • Booker T. Washington Senior
    1200 NW 6 Ave.
    City of Miami, 33136
  • Robert Morgan Senior
    18180 SW 122 Avenue
    Miami, 33177
     
  • Pet Friendly Shelter
    Darwin Fuchs Pavilion
    10901 SW 24th St.
    Miami, FL 33165

Anyone going to a Hurricane Evacuation Center should eat first before arriving and bring the following supplies: 

  • prescription medicines
  • identification and important documents such as insurance information
  • battery-operated radio or TV
  • first-aid kit
  • toiletries
  • flashlights
  • cards, games, books (especially for children)
  • spare batteries
  • blankets and/or sleeping bag and pillows
  • baby items (food, diapers, etc.)
  • changes of clothing and sturdy shoes for each family member

Alcoholic beverages and weapons of any type are not permitted in Hurricane Evacuation Centers. Pets are only permitted in Pet-Friendly Evacuation Centers. The only pet-friendly evacuation center is Darwin Fuchs Pavilion, 10901 SW 24th St., Miami, FL 33165.

The evacuation Bus Pickup Sites have been established to transport Miami-Dade County residents without vehicles to the Evacuations Centers.

Bus service will run continuously to the closest Hurricane Evacuation Center until weather conditions deteriorate and sustained wind speeds reach 39 mph.

All residents not located in an evacuation area should complete actions to protect their homes and seek safe shelter.

The 3-1-1 Contact Center hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to midnight for Oct. 5. To reach the 3-1-1 Contact Center, residents can dial 3-1-1 in Miami-Dade or 305-468-5900 outside of Miami-Dade County, TDD: 305-468-5402.  Specialists are taking calls in English, Spanish, and Creole. Residents can access disaster-related information 24 hours a day on the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) website located at www.miamidade.gov/emergency.