Preparing for a Disaster

The North Miami Division of Emergency Management (DEM) is responsible for comprehensively planning for, responding to and recovering from all manner of disasters, whether man-made or natural. The DEM utilizes a “Whole Community” concept for training and preparedness activities that include community outreach and education programs and building public-private partnerships between our residents, business owners and city employees.

Mission Statement

The DEM protects our community by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain and improve our response to various emergencies. This includes mitigation, preparation, response and recovery from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism or other man-made disasters.


North Miami Hurricane Tips

The DEM seeks to promote a safer, less vulnerable community with the capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from all emergencies, hazards and disasters.

Clean up Before the Storm

Do not place yard waste or debris in front your property once a hurricane warning has been issued. Keep your yard free of any debris by disposing of small trash and yard waste twice weekly with your local garbage service