Be prepared - it's Hurricane Season! (Eng/Spa)
Hurricanes and tropical storms are unwelcome guests and can wreak havoc and destruction, as we all recall the power, tree and other losses we’ve experienced in Miami Springs from past weather events.
Our City isn’t in a flood-prone evacuation zone, so residents who are able are advised to be ready, be set and be safe while sheltering in place. Elderly residents and residents with special needs who live alone or with their families and are dependent upon assistance with activities of daily living or require specific medical monitoring may use the Miami-Dade County Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP) to meet their needs. The EEAP offers assistance, shelter and transportation evacuating to a facility appropriate for their level of care. Liftgate buses and other specialized transportation will pick up those registered and take them to and from their homes to their assigned facility. You must pre-register for EEAP services. Do not wait until a hurricane is pending. You may call the Miami-Dade Answer Center at 3-1-1 to receive an application in English, Spanish, or Creole. Applications in English and Spanish may also be downloaded at www.miamidade.gov/hurricane/evacuation-assistance.asp
Attached below is the Miami Springs Emergency Preparedness Guide in both English and Spanish. It is chock-full of preparation tips and useful information to keep you, your family, pets and property safe during stormy weather and other endangering situations.
Also, visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/fall_safety.html for more "Weather Ready Nation" safety information from the National Weather Service, including an Outreach Toolkit with articles, social media plans, graphics, and additional web resources.
Be a Force of Nature...Know Your Risk, Take Action, and Be an Example.