The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is closely monitoring the movement of Tropical Storm Emily. At this time, all Miami-Dade County services continue normal operations.While Miami-Dade County is not in immediate danger, all residents and businesses should check their hurricane preparedness kits, review their family emergency plans and remain informed.
Make sure that your emergency equipment, such as hurricane shutters and battery-powered radios, is in good working order.
Ensure that you have enough emergency supplies, such as non-perishable food and water, for each person in your home to last for at least three days.
Obtain and store materials necessary to properly secure your home.
Secure yard and construction debris so that they do not pose a hazard during a storm.
Take any tree trimmings to a local trash & recycling center at this time.
Find out if you live in an evacuation zone. If so, plan in advance where you will stay, how you will get there, and what supplies you will take. Also give yourself ample time to get to a safe area. Miami-Dade evacuation zone maps are available on our website http://www.miamidade.gov/oem
For more preparedness information, residents can also visit: www.readysouthflorida.org