Media Contact: Eunicia Baker, MPA - Senior Public Information Officer
City of North Miami
305-893.6511 Ext. 12160
ebaker@northmiamifl.gov

STATUS UPDATE ON TROPICAL STORM ISAAC – Advisory #4

North Miami, FL – 8/27/2012

9:30 a.m. – The City of North Miami would like to inform the public of the following in preparation the effects of Tropical Storm Isaac. Residents are advised to stay indoors and limit travel to only what is necessary today and tomorrow.

General Information and Assistance:

  • The City of North Miami has activated its Emergency Operation Center (EOC). To reach the North Miami EOC to report a city-related urgent matter or for additional questions, please call the City Hall main line at 305-893-6511. The North Miami EOC switchboard will remain open until 5 p.m. today.
  • The City of North Miami will re-open for regular business on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.
  • In the event of a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1
  • Status updates on city operations will also be made available 305-891-INFO (305-891-4636). This line is a recorded message available 24 hours.

Pre-storm Preparations

  • Miami-Dade County has called for the evacuation of mobile homes, low lying areas, and unsafe structures. Three shelters are open. The closest to our City is:
    Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School, 1410 NE 215th street (This is the only pet-friendly shelter open in the County.)
  • Basic wind storm preparations should have already been made. Such preparations include:
    • Secure all loose objects indoors.
    • Construction materials are to be secured by guying and shuring.
    • Sheds must be tied down.
    • DO NOT TRIM TREES. 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.
    • Residents living near catch basins/stormwater drains are strongly encouraged to clear them of leaves and other debris (weather permitting.)

Closures/Services for Monday, August 27, 2012

  • All City of North Miami offices (including City Hall), parks, the North Miami Public Library, the Museum of Contemporary Art are closed on Monday, August 27, 2012.
  • North Miami essential personnel are to report to work on Monday, August 27th by 8 a.m.
  • Sanitation service for North Miami: Garbage pickup will remain as scheduled (unless sustained winds reach 40 mph). There will be no bulk pick up.
    Do not place bulk items out until your next regularly scheduled bulk service date.
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools are closed on Monday, August 27, 2012.
  • Miami-Dade County offices, parks, libraries and other facilities and services are closed on Monday, August 27, 2012. For a complete list of closures, visit www.miamidade.gov/emergency.

North Miami Residents should stay tuned to local television media and radio advisories.

Further details on hurricane preparedness can be found by calling Miami-Dade County at 3-1-1 or visit miamidade.gov/hurricane or miamidade.gov/emergency.

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