Media Contact: Kassandra Timothe, Public Information Officer
City of North Miami
305-893-6511, ext. 12106
ktimothe@northmiamifl.gov

STATUS REPORT #3 FROM THE CITY OF NORTH MIAMI IN PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE IRMA

North Miami, FL – 9/6/2017

The North Miami Division of Emergency Management is currently monitoring Hurricane Irma, Jose and Katia. The city of North Miami would like to inform the public of the following in preparation for the possible arrival of Hurricane Irma

  • The North Miami Express Shuttle Bus will suspend transit services on Friday, September 8, 2017. 
  • Sand bags (maximum of 6 per household) are available for North Miami residents and business owners only at the North Miami Motor Pool, 1855 NE 142 Street while supplies last from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Proof of residency required. 
  • City of North Miami administrative offices will close Thursday-Friday September 7-8, 2017
  • All City events, meetings and programs are cancelled beginning today through Monday, September 11, 2017.  
  • The North Miami Public Library, located at 835 NE 132 Street, will close Thursday- Saturday, September 7-9, 2017 in order to prepare for the storm’s arrival. 
  • All North Miami Parks and Recreation Department programs, parks, activities, and rentals have been cancelled beginning Thursday, September 7 through Monday, September 11, 2017.  
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art (located at 770 NE 125 Street) will close Thursday-Sunday, September 7-10, 2017
  • DO NOT TRIM TREES at this time.  Tree trimmings can become dangerous projectiles and the North Miami Public Works Department will not have the time or resources to schedule additional garbage or trash pick-ups throughout the City. 
  • Regular Sanitation service will proceed as usual unless winds exceed 30 mph. 
  • Residential trash pick-up on Thursday and Friday, September 7-8, 2017 will begin at 6 a.m.   
  • Commercial trash pick-up on Thursday and Friday, September 7-8, 2017 will begin at 4 a.m. 
  • Recycling service has been cancelled for Saturday, September 9, 2017.  
  • All residents and business owners are to secure all loose objects indoors.
  • Construction materials are to be secured. Sheds must be tied down. 
  • All dumpsters and port-o-lets must either be removed from the city of North Miami or securely covered and tied down. 
  • Catch basins:  Residents living near catch basins are strongly encouraged to clear them of leaves and other debris. 
  • Current evacuation zones if an order is issued includes everyone east of the F.E.C. Railroad Tracks (between NE 14 to 16 Avenues) for a category 3 or higher hurricane. 
    • North Miami Senior High School is the designated hurricane shelter for North Miami (13110 NE 8 Ave, North Miami, FL 33161) 
    • Michael Krop Senior High School is the designated Pet Friendly hurricane shelter. (1410 NE 215 Street, Miami, FL 33179) 
    • The Miami-Dade Emergency Operation Center (EOC) has been activated and evacuations have begun for the at risk population who registered for through the Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP). If you know of someone who is elderly, handicapped or has a medical condition that will prevent them from evacuating, please have them call 3-1-1. 
    • If you need to reach the North Miami Emergency Operations Center  to report a city-related urgent matter or for additional questions, please dial 305-893-6511.     

    North Miami Residents should stay tuned to local television and radio advisories, NoMi TV-77, (North Miami’s Municipal Cable Channel) or contact the 24-hour automated information line at 305-891-INFO (4636). Follow the City on social media for Hurricane Tips and updates; FacebookTwitter and Instagram.  For more tips and information on hurricane preparedness, please visit www.northmiamifl.gov and click on the Hurricane tab
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