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Advisory #10: Miami-Dade County resumes normal operations following Hurricane Matthew

MIAMI (October 06, 2016)

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has announced that most essential County services will resume normal operations, effective tomorrow, October 7, 2016.

The National Weather Service has indicated that threats from Hurricane Matthew to Miami-Dade County have lessened. Out of an abundance of caution, officials urge residents to remain vigilant until weather improves.

Miami-Dade County services will resume normal operations as follows:

Friday, October 7:

  • Miami-Dade Transit services will begin operation tomorrow morning, with Metrorail and Metromover service starting at 6 a.m. and Metrobus service starting at 7 a.m.

  • Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Miami-Dade Police Department will resume normal operations in the morning.

  • Evacuation shelters will be closing in the morning. Miami-Dade Transit will provide bus transportation from shelters.

  • Drawbridges will start to open at 6 a.m. for boat traffic.

  • Solid Waste Management’s preiously scheduled bulky waste pickup will resume in the morning. The 13 Trash and Recycling Centers will open at 8 a.m.

  • Marinas will reopen at 10 a.m.

  • Inmate visitation will resume at 10 a.m.

  • Water and Sewer's Customer Service Call Center will be open at 8 a.m. For customer service inquires and issues, contact the call center at 305-665-7477 or visit the website. Douglas Road Customer Service walk-in office will also be open at 8 a.m.

Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9:

  • Recycling collection service for customers whose pickup would normally take place on Thursday, October 6, will be provided on Saturday, October 8 as a makeup.

  • Recycling collection services normally scheduled for Friday, October 7, will be provided on Sunday, October 9.

  • Animal Services will reopen Saturday at 10 a.m.  

  • Miami-Dade Public Libraries and Miami-Dade Parks, the Deering Estate and Vizcaya will also reopen Saturday.

  • Garbage pickup will resume its regular schedule on Monday, October 10.

  • Miami-Dade County offices will reopen Tuesday, October 11.

Other Updates

  • PortMiami will reopen after United States Coast Guard inspection.
  • Cultural Affairs facility managers will perform assessments Friday to determine when services will resume.

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) began operating at a Level 2, partial activation status, at 8 p.m. tonight. While in Level 2 status, the EOC is staffed with limited personnel beginning with more on standby and may still remain operational for 24 hours.

To report power outages to Florida Power and Light (FPL), residents should call 1-800-4-OUTAGE(68-8243) or 3-1-1.

The 311 Contact Center will remain open until 7 a.m. Friday, October 7, 2016, and then begin normal operating hours (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.). To reach the 311 Contact Center, residents can dial 311 in Miami-Dade or 305-468-5900 outside of Miami-Dade County, TDD: 305-468-5402.