01 Jun 2023 Hurricane Season Information
The 2023 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through November 30.
The City of Miami Beach wants to ensure the safety of all its residents. Please ensure you’re registered to receive emergency alerts via text notifications from the city by texting MBAlert to 888777.
Hurricane Season Forecast
According to NOAA Climate Prediction Center, the 2023 season outlook predicts near-normal hurricane activity.
For the 2023 hurricane season, NOAA is forecasting a range of 12 to 17 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 4 major hurricanes (category 3, 4 or 5; with winds of 111 mph or higher). NOAA provides these ranges with a 70% confidence.
Regardless of how many storms are predicted, we need to be prepared at all times for the possibility of a direct hit.
Have A Plan & Build A Kit
If you have not taken steps to prepare your households, now is the time to make sure you have a plan and build a disaster supply kit. Consumers can purchase qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from tax during the 2023 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday which began Saturday, May 27 and extends through Friday, June 9, 2023.
Register Vulnerable Populations
The city encourages households with family members who are elderly or have special needs to sign up for the Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP) provided by Miami-Dade County. Do not wait until an evacuation order is issued, register today at www.miamidade.gov/fire/eeap.asp.
Make sure to properly prune your trees to reduce the risk of storm damage.
Stay Connected and Informed
- Follow the City of Miami Beach on Facebook and Twitter for real-time updates.
- Download the Ready Miami-Dade (Ready MDC) mobile application from the County’s Department of Emergency Management, available via Google Play and the Apple Store.
- Visit www.mbalerts.com to sign-up for text/email/phone call alerts to receive emergency notifications and automatic weather alerts.