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Hurricane Guide

Hurricane Season is from June 1 to November 30. Be sure to plan and prepare ahead of time. Read a list of commonly used hurricane terms and learn about the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Before, During and After a Storm

Before a Hurricane

Prepare your property and reduce the risk of hurricane damage.

Before a Hurricane
During a Hurricane

Learn how to be ready and hunker down as the hurricane approaches.

During a Hurricane
After a Hurricane

Take cautionary measures after the hurricane has passed.

After a Hurricane

Emergency Planning


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

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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.

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Learn about hurricanes, how to prepare for hurricane season and how to stay safe.

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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.

Stay Ahead of the Storm

Register for Miami-Dade Alerts to receive emergency information by text message.

Have up-to-the minute hurricane info with you at all times by downloading the Ready Miami-Dade app into your iPhone.

Have up-to-the minute hurricane info with you at all times by downloading the Ready Miami-Dade app into your Android mobile device.

Keep an eye on the storm by checking in with the National Hurricane Center.

Visualize the potential storm surge effects on your home or business.

Check out the live South Florida weather radar.

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Plan and prepare now. Get tips for sheltering pets, evacuation assistance, how to properly prune trees and much more.

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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.

Items needed for hurricane preparation

From Saturday, June 1, through Friday, June 14, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax.

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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.