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

STATUS REPORT #5 FROM THE CITY OF NORTH MIAMI IN PREPARATION FOR HURRICANE IRMA

North Miami, FL – 9/8/2017

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:

  • Effective immediately, regular garbage pick-up for Friday, September 8, 2017 has been cancelled. 
  • Bulk trash pickup has ended. NOTE: IT WILL NOT BE PICKED UP AND CAN BECOME DANGEROUS PROJECTILES. 
  • Recycling service has been cancelled for Saturday, September 9, 2017.  
  • The first Budget Hearing adopting a millage rate and budget on Monday, September 11 for the City of North Miami is being rescheduled due to Hurricane Irma. A rescheduled (tentative/final) budget hearing will be rescheduled and given proper notice. 
  • Elevators may be turned off by building managers when wind speed picks up. Notification may be posted on each floor notifying residents in case of loss of power. Note: Help may not come for hours. 
  • The website gasbuddy.com can assist residents in finding gas stations. This site is updated in real time to keep information current. 
  • Miami-Dade County issued a mandatory evacuation order for all mobile homes, barrier islands, all of Zone A, Zone B, and portions of Zone C which include parts of North Miami:
    - Keystone Point
    - San Souci
    - Center Court
    - North Miami Industrial Park
    - Solē Mia Miami
    - Florida International University North Ø  North Bayshore
    - Parts of 119 Street to 135 Street, east of Biscayne Blvd
    - Everyone east of the F.E.C. Railroad Tracks (between NE 14 -16 Avenues)
    - To find out what zone your property is in, use the Storm Surge map.    

Miami-Dade County has opened 3 additional shelters.   
  • Hialeah Gardens Senior 11700 Hialeah Gardens Blvd. Miami Gardens 33018 
  • Barbara Goleman Senior 14100 NW 89 Ave Miami Lakes 33018 
  • Hialeah Middle School 6027 E 7 Ave Hialeah 33013 
  • Miami Carol City Senior, 3301 Miami Gardens Dr., Miami Gardens 
  • Miami Central Senior, 1781 NW 95 St., Miami 
  • North Miami Senior, 13110 NE 8th Ave., North Miami (Has reached capacity)
  • North Miami Middle School, 700 NE 137th St, North Miami, FL 33161
  • TERRA Environmental, 11005 SW 84 St., Miami 
  • North Miami Beach Senior, 1247 NE 167 St., North Miami Beach 
  • South Miami Senior, 6856 SW 53 St., South Miami 
  • Felix Varela Senior, 15255 SW 96 St., West Kendall 
  • Pet-Friendly Center, 10901 Coral Miami
Find the closest open shelter 
Find the closest Hurricane Bus Pickup Site 

  • The North Miami Express Shuttle Bus has suspended transit services. Stay tune for updates. 
  • The City of North Miami’s sandbag distribution operation ended as of Thursday, September 7, 2017. 
  • City of North Miami administrative offices are closed Thursday-Friday September 7-8, 2017.  
  •  All City events, meetings and programs are cancelled 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 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. 
  • 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. 
  • The Miami-Dade Emergency Operation Center (EOC) has been activated and evacuations have begun for the at risk population who registered 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.

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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