City of Miami Hurricane Dorian Update #1

Published on August 30, 2019

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(Miami, FL August 30, 2019, 1:35 pm) -The City of Miami is aggressively preparing for anticipated impacts from Hurricane Dorian. Following is an update providing details on regularly-scheduled City services, storm preparation assistance and specific actions being taken by the City of Miami in anticipation of potential impacts from the storm.

The City will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves.

City Services

  • Regularly-schedule Solid Waste services, including garbage pickup, recycling and bulky waste pickup conclude at close of business today, Friday, and no scheduled service will be provided until further notice
  • The City’s Mini Dump Facility for bulky waste is open to City residents today, Friday, and tomorrow, Saturday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; proof of City of Miami residency is required: 1290 NW 20th Street, Miami, FL 33142
  • Free sandbags for City of Miami residents are available today, Friday, and tomorrow, Saturday, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the locations below. Proof of City of Miami residency is required and the limit is six bags per person: Grapeland Park: 1550 NW 37th Ave, Miami, FL 33125;Legion Park: 6447 NE 7th Ave, Miami, FL 33138
  • City of Miami Parks & Recreation facilities will operate as normal until close of business tomorrow, Saturday; Grapeland Water Park will be closed this weekend and until further notice

Storm Preparations

  • Department of Resilience & Public Works crews continue clearing storm drains citywide to ensure proper drainage and mitigate potential flooding; they have also pre-positioned pumps and generators in the City’s lowest-lying areas
  • Fire inspectors have visited all 161 assisted living facilities, nursing homes and group homes citywide to inspect and ensure generators are onsite and in compliance with State law
  • The City’s Building Official has mandated all active construction sites citywide to secure their sites and to secure any tower cranes by close of business today, Friday; inspections are ongoing
  • Roadwork contractors have been mandated to fill any trenches and ditches at active roadwork project sites to mitigate flooding and road hazards
  • All 32 City-managed project construction sites will be secured and closed by 2:00 pm today, Friday, by the Office of Capital Improvements
  • The City’s Department of Human Services continues to reach out to homeless persons citywide, advising them of potential storm impacts and is beginning to move individuals to a designated shelter today
  • City-operated trolleys will continue regular, scheduled service until sustained, tropical storm-force winds arrive
  • City-operated marinas have been secured and inspected