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

STATUS REPORT #8 FROM THE CITY OF NORTH MIAMI: HURRICANE IRMA AFTERMATH

North Miami, FL – 9/12/2017

North Miami, FL – September 12, 2017 – The City of North Miami would like to inform the public of the following impact on services in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma:
  • The Miami-Dade countywide curfew has been lifted. As a result, North Miami has lifted its curfew as well. North Miami officials urge residents to refrain from outdoor activities and driving, as many power outages are still impacting our area. 
  • As of September 12, 2017, North Miami has 24,400 Florida Power & Light (FPL) accounts affected, 4,300 has been restored and 20,100 are without power. Check the status of power outages in your area with FPL's Power Tracker Map. https://www.fplmaps.com/ 
  • The NoMi Express Shuttle bus has resumed services. Please note, Miami-Dade Transit has ceased operations - no Metrobus, Metrorail or Metromover service. For updates, visit http://www.miamidade.gov/emergency
  • To report damage caused by city-owned trees, water main breaks, sewer backups or other urgent city-related matters, contact the North Miami Emergency Operations Center at 305-893-6511. 
  • Regular garbage pickup service will resume on Thursday, September 14, 2017. 
    Do not mix yard waste (vegetation) with garbage or any other debris. 
  • Regular bulk trash collection service is not operating on schedule. Continue monitoring the North Miami INFO Line for updates, 305-891-4636.
  • City of North Miami administrative offices will remain closed until further notice. The North Miami Emergency Operations Center is open for non-emergency questions and concerns from our residents.  Please call 305-893-6511. 
  • North Miami employees can access information specific to City operations by calling the Employee Information Hotline at 305-895-9804. 
  • All City events, meetings and programs are cancelled until further notice. 
  • The North Miami Public Library, located at 835 NE 132 Street, will remain closed until further notice. The Library’s catalog and electronic resources will also be unavailable. Due dates for all items checked out have been extended.  
  • All North Miami Parks and Recreation Department programs, activities, and facilities will be closed until further notice. 
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art, located at 770 NE 125 Street, will remain closed until further notice. All MOCA events are cancelled for the duration of the week. 
Safety Tips 
  • FEMA Disaster Assistance program. This relief can include money to rent a hotel room or apartment and medical care.
  • To apply, you must be a U.S. citizen (nationalized non-citizen or qualified alien) and go to DisasterAssistance.gov within 60 days of the date of disaster declaration. You should have: 
    • Your Social Security number 
    • The address where the damage occurred 
    • A description of the damage 
    • Your current mailing address and working phone number  
    • Insurance information 
    • Household income 
    • A routing and account number for your checking or savings account.
      (Most relief money is paid directly to your bank account.)
  • When traffic lights are out of service due to lack of electricity, treat the intersection as a 4-way stop before proceeding. 
  • Never use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or similar areas, even when using fans or opening doors and windows for ventilation. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can build up quickly in these areas and can linger for hours, even after the generator has shut off. Operate generators outdoors only in a well-ventilated, dry area, away from air intakes to the home, and protected from direct exposure to rain (preferably under a canopy, open shed, or carport). Do not plug the generator into a wall outlet. 
  • Drive only if necessary and avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges. 
  • Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to Florida, Power and Light (FPL) 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243). 
  • Avoid walking in standing water and stay out of any building that has water around it.
  • Use flashlights in the dark. Do NOT use candles.
  • Check refrigerated food for spoilage. If in doubt, throw it out. 
  • Wear protective clothing and be cautious when cleaning up to avoid injury.
  • Watch animals closely and keep them under your direct control.
  • Avoid driving after sundown, until electrical power is restored.    

North Miami residents should stay tuned to local television and radio advisories, NoMi TV-77, (North Miami’s Municipal Cable Channel), visit the City’s website www.NorthMiamiFL.gov, contact the 24-hour automated information line at 305-891-INFO (4636) or follow the City on social media for instant updates; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  
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