Hurricane Season Preparedness

Hurricane season begins next month and you should start preparing for it now.

  • Define an action plan with your family.
  • If you decide not to evacuate you should have enough water, medicines, canned food, batteries, etc., to survive for 1 week and stay home until the hurricane passes.
  • Test the operation of your electric generator.
  • Secure important documents.
  • Have cash on hand.
  • Find out which supermarkets and service stations have electric generators.
  • People with disabilities or medical conditions can enroll in a Miami-Dade County (MDC) list to evacuate first.
  • Be on the lookout for designated MDC bus stop routes to evacuate.
  • If you decide to stay in your home you should know that once the winds reach a certai strength, police and firefighters can not respond because they must also take refuge. They will heed your call once the storm passes.
  • Be alert for shelters that will be open when there is an evacuation alert.
  • Stay informed through applications and services such as 311, Doral Alerts, Ready MDC, Intelligence, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, among others.
  • For more information visit and and attend the Hurricane Safety Fair in June (date to be confirmed).