Hurricane Preparedness Information & Storm Updates
Welcome to the Village's 2021 Hurricane Preparedness page. Here you will find useful information and resources that will help to prepare you and your family for hurricane season. Please continue to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and here on your Village website for any new development.
If you missed our Hurricane Preparedness Educational Webinar, here's a link to the video. Know the predictions for the 2021 Hurricane Season presented by Meteorologist Ryan Phillips of NBC 6, and be aware of what your Village does Read on...
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Elsa has strengthened into a Hurricane! We’ll continue to monitor what impact if any this will have on Floridians BUT for now please make sure you’re HURRICANE READY! Now is the time to check hurricane plans and gather supplies. Read on...
It’s still way too early to determine what impacts, if any, are expected for South Florida from Tropical Storm Elsa. But now is a great time to check your hurricane plan & supplies! Read on...
If you are unsure of whether you live in an evacuation zone or if you should evacuate when orders are given, make sure to watch the video linked below: Read on...
The Hurricane Season runs from June 1 - November 30th, so now is the right time to ensure you have a family emergency plan if you haven't created one yet. Download the Miami-Dade County Guide below and access other important links to prepare you for hurricane season:
- Download the Miami-Dade County 2021 Hurricane Guide
- Download the "Ready Miami-Dade Hurricane mobile app to get alerts
- See the issued Evacuation Orders
- See Public Advisories from the National Hurricane Center
- Know Your Storm Surge Planning Zone
- Visit FEMA
- Report power outages or downed power lines to FPL by calling 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243).
Emergency & Evacuation Assistance Program
Residents who require evacuation assistance should register for the Emergency and Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP) before hurricane season to ensure help will be given following an evacuation order. Assistance may also be provided after an emergency.
This program is for individuals with functional and access needs who live alone or with families who
- cannot evacuate on their own due to medical or specialized transportation needs
- are homebound or bedridden, unable to walk and do not have transportation options
- are on life-sustaining medical equipment that requires electricity
- require assistance with daily living activities
If you know of someone with limited mobility and medical issues, help them to sign up for the EEAP to ensure they receive assistance.
Pre-registered residents in the EEAP will receive priority. Visit the Emergency and Evacuation Assistance Program (EEAP) page to learn more about the program, printout an application or register online. Call 311 if you would like an application sent to you, including alternate formats such as Braille or large print.
Residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or group homes must follow their own facilities’ emergency plans. Facilities implement their mutual aid agreements should they need to evacuate.