Miami-Dade County under hurricane warning
As of the 11:00 p.m. advisory yesterday, Miami-Dade County is currently under a hurricane warning. This means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.
The current forecast predicts Tropical Storm force winds in Miami-Dade by Saturday. Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez has issued a mandatory evacuation order for all of Zones A, B and areas of Zone C. Please see evacuation map.
For a list of evacuation shelters, visit www.miamidade.gov/emergency. Additional shelters will be announced later this morning.
All residents are advised to remain calm and to stay tuned to radio and television broadcasts for further advisories. Evacuees should move as soon as possible to the homes of friends or family who live outside of evacuation areas.
Miami-Dade Transit buses will provide service to shelters starting at 7 a.m. and until approximately 10 p.m. To find the nearest bus pick-up location go online to www.miamidade.gov/emergency or call the 311 Contact Center.
Miami-Dade County residents needing weather and storm information should monitor radio and television stations. Residents may access official Miami-Dade County emergency information at www.miamidade.gov/emergency, call the 311 Contact Center or follow us @MiamiDadeCounty on Twitter and Facebook.