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Emergency Management

The Department of Emergency Management supports the community's disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation needs through the coordination of information and resources countywide.

EVACUATION ROUTE street sign with a stormy background

Learn how to prepare for an evacuation, as well as what to do and where to go.

Emergency Evacuations
Strorm surge planning zone map.

A Storm Surge Planning Zone is an area that could be affected by storm surge. Check to see if you could be affected.

Storm Surge Planning Zones

The EEAP provides evacuation assistance to residents who need specialized transportation or whose medical needs prevent them from evacuating on their own.

Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP)
Members of the Community Emergency Response Team handling an emergency

Learn basic disaster response skills to prepare yourself for hazards that may impact your community.

Community Emergency Response Team

Read guidelines for residential health care facilities to follow and learn how the County prepares for emergencies.

Residential Health Care Facilities
Extreme Heat playing in water

Heat related illnesses and death are largely preventable with proper planning, education, and action.

Extreme Heat
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Emergency Preparation

Medical kit

Remember some important tips when making your emergency supply kit.


Be prepared for flooding, especially if you are in a low-lying area, near water or downstream from a dam.


Prepare a family emergency plan that will help you respond to any emergency situation.


Learn about the programs in place to protect the public in the unlikely event of radiation release from Turkey Point's nuclear reactors.


This plan establishes the framework to ensure that the County is prepared for hazards.


Mitigation is a way to lessen the impact of a disaster on a community through preparedness, structural hardening and infrastructure projects.

During & After a Disaster


During an emergency, an emergency alert might require the public to shelter in place by taking refuge indoors.


Follow a few simple steps to make sure you have an pet emergency plan in case of a natural disaster.


Use SAFE to search for open and available facilities in your area during a disaster.


Be sure to follow safety precautions and avoid injuries when inspecting post-storm damage.


Submit your damage report using a simple online form.

Community Engagement

Learn about preparedness, response and recovery assistance provided by federal, state and local agencies.

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Volunteers standing in flood water

Miami-Dade C.O.R.E. strives to better engage faith-based and community organizations in handling disasters that affect the community.

Join to Respond in Emergencies
Volunteer walking through disaster area as an American flag waves in the distance.

Volunteer with the Miami-Dade Citizen Corps Council to help you prepare your community for a disaster.

Volunteer in your community

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Learn how to stay safe and avoid heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion.

Caregiver with an elderly woman

Hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, but it's never too early to make the necessary preparations for yourself and members of your family.

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About Us

The Department of Emergency Management plans and prepares for emergencies by coordinating activities with County departments, municipalities, non-profit social service and medical care agencies, businesses, residents and visitors by educating about preparedness, coordinating emergency response and recovery, and delivering emergency information.