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Before a Hurricane

It's important to discuss your family emergency plan ahead of time. Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what to do in case of an emergency.
Remember:911 is for emergencies only. Call 311 or visit 311 online for non-emergency govenrment services and information and to report problems like price gouging, and downed traffic signs, signals or street lights. 

Hurricane Planning

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

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

Make plans and be fully stocked on supplies before hurricane season begins.

Learn how to properly take care of your pets when a storm comes.

Prune your trees before hurricane season arrives, and get tips for after the storm.

Learn how to safely ride out the storm from home.

Download and print the Hurricane Door Hanger.

Get Involved

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.

Join C.E.R.T.
Two volunteers standing in a flood.

Through C.O.R.E., organizations can broaden their knowledge base in disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

Join C.O.R.E
Volunteer walking through a disaster area with an American flag waving in the distance.

Volunteer with Miami-Dade Citizen Corps to receive the training, skills and team environment to help you prepare your community for a disaster.

Join Citizen Corps

About Us

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

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.