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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.

As you prepare your emergency kit, become familiar with common hurricane terms. For additional storm preparation information, visit Ready South Florida.

Emergency 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.

Join a Team

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

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

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

Evacuation Centers during COVID-19

Once an evacuation center is opened, evacuees will be asked to follow the guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control and Florida Department of Health.

311 Contact Center

Remember: 911 is for emergencies only.


Call 311
 for questions regarding County services and information, and to report problems like price gouging, and downed traffic signs, signals or street lights.

Download and print the Hurricane Door Hanger.

Emergency Management

The Office 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.