02 Jun Hurricane Season Information
Posted on June 2, 2021
Hurricane Season Information
from the City of Miami Beach
The 2021 hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30th. The City of Miami Beach wants to ensure the safety of all of its residents and has provided the following information:
The 2021 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday is underway now through June 6. Consumers can purchase qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from tax during this time period. If you have not taken steps to prepare your families and households, now is the time make sure you have a plan and build a kit.
Visit the city’s hurricane preparedness webpage for tips on how to stay safe this hurricane season and watch the city’s Hurricane Preparedness video, airing regularly on MBTV (Channel 660 on Atlantic Broadband or Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse) through the end of November.
Stay Connected and Informed
- Download the Ready Miami-Dade (Ready MDC) mobile application from the County’s Office of Emergency Management, available via Google Play and the App Store store.
- Text MBAlert to 888777 to receive emergency alerts via text.
- Visit www.mbalerts.com to sign-up for text/email/phone call alerts to receive emergency notifications and automatic weather alerts.
Register Vulnerable Populations
Is there someone in your family who is unable to evacuate on their own? Maybe they’re elderly or have special needs. We encourage you to have them sign up for the Emergency Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP) provided by Miami-Dade County. Register today at www.miamidade.gov/fire/eeap.asp
Hurricane Season Forecast
According to the experts, such as the NOAA Climate Prediction Center, the 2021 season looks to be as active as last year (17 named storms, 8 hurricanes, 4 major hurricanes). Regardless of how many storms are predicted, we need at all times to be prepared for the possibility of a direct hit.
- Remember when considering your evacuation location, it is advisable to avoid groups/gatherings if not vaccinated. The CDC provides guidance for preparing for hurricanes under COVID-19.
- Public evacuation centers will be made available when needed, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, will accept fewer people at each location. Social distancing and other restrictions may still be in place. Make sure that you take proper Miami Beach identification with you; you may need it to re-enter the city after damage and safety assessments are made.
- Consider packing additional disinfecting wipes, masks and hand sanitizer when putting together your preparedness kit.