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Miami-Dade County opened 13 additional shelters

MIAMI (September 08, 2017)

(MIAMI, September 8, 2017 – Noon) Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced an additional 13 shelters have been opened and County residents should have supplies and food for at least three days.

Facility Name

Address

City/Neighborhood

Zip Code

Hialeah Gardens Senior

11700 Hialeah Gardens Blvd.

Hialeah Gardens

33018

Barbara Goleman Senior
Highland Oaks Middle – Pet Friendly

14100 NW 89 Ave
2375 NE 203 St.

Miami Lakes
North Miami

33018
33180

Hialeah Middle School

6027 E 7 Ave

Hialeah

33013

Ronald Reagan Senior

8600 NW 107 Ave

Doral

33178

Country Club Middle

18305 NW 75 Pl

Miami

33015

W. R. Thomas Middle

13001 SW 26 St

Miami

33175

Robert Morgan Senior

18180 SW 122 Ave

Miami

33177

South Dade Senior

28401 SW 167 Ave

Homestead

33030

Coral Park Senior

8865 SW 16 St

Miami

33165

Lakes Stevens Middle

18484 NW 48 Pl

Miami Gardens

33055

American Senior High

18350 NW 67 Ave.

Hialeah

33015

Hammocks Middle

9889 Hammocks Blvd.

Miami

33196

Any residents evacuating to a shelter need to bring their own supplies, such as medicine, water, food and bedding for approximately three days.  Miami-Dade County water is safe to drink and residents are encouraged to fill bottles, pots and pans, fill any and all containers you have.

Of the 21 shelters currently opened, five are currently at capacity and cannot accept any more residents.

Facility Name

Address

City/Neighborhood

Zip Code

Felix Varela Senior

15255 SW 96 St

West Kendall

33196

TERRA Environmental

11005 SW 84 St

Miami

33173

North Miami Senior
Pet-Friendly Shelter FUCHS Pavillion

13110 NE 8th Ave
10901 Coral Way

North Miami
Miami

33161
33165

       

South Miami Senior

6856 SW 53 St

South Miami

33155

The evacuation order was issued yesterday and residents living in mobile homes, and in Zones A, B, and parts of C should have already been evacuating.  Miami-Dade Transit buses will be providing service to shelters until 10:00 p.m. tonight. 

For a complete list of shelters and to find the nearest bus pick-up location go on-line to www.miamidade.gov/emergency or call the 311 Contact Center.

  • Metrobus, Metrorail and Metromover services are operating on a Sunday schedule.  Transit services, including Special Transportation Service, will begin to cease operations and evacuations three hours prior to the estimated arrival of sustained winds of 39 miles per hour.
  • Miami-Dade Transit opened their parking garages as an area of refuge for personal cars. The following eight garages have opened and spaces are on a first-come first-served basis: Dadeland South, Dadeland North, South Miami, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Earlington Heights, Okeechobee, Brownsville, and Santa Clara. However, please note Miami-Dade County will not be responsible for any damage, theft, or vandalism to any cars parked in our garages.
  • PortMiami as of noon today, all commercial vessels, including cruise and cargo, will depart our port and will close beginning at 8:00 p.m. tonight.
  • All garbage and recycling services will continue to be provided as usual today.
  • Bulky Waste crews will continue to pick up previously scheduled piles until weather conditions do not permit safe operation. Miami-Dade County’s 13 neighborhood trash and recycling centers, will close at 7:00 p.m. tonight and will remain closed tomorrow. 
  • Miami International Airport remains open and operational until wind speed reaches a sustained 35 miles per hour. Some flights have been canceled so passengers need to call their airline directly.

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.