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Posted on: August 23, 2019

Weather Update

The Miami-Dade Emergency Operations Center Now Monitoring TS Dorian, and issued this update as of Tuesday Morning, August 27, 2019:

Summary of Actions and Current Situation:

The Division of Emergency Management is monitoring Tropical Storm Dorian in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 225 miles ESE of Barbados).

Current location: 14.0N 61.2W ABOUT 15 MI...25 KM WNW OF ST. LUCIA

 Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: 50 MPH

Forward Speed: 13 MPH

Forward Direction: WNW (290°)

Potential for further development or weakening:  Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Dorian is forecast to be near hurricane strength when it moves close to Puerto Rico and eastern Hispaniola.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center.


 Potential Impact for Miami-Dade County: Miami Dade County is within the Probability Cone. Potential impact possibly for this weekend. 

Current Miami-Dade County Actions: Activation Level 3 (Monitoring)

Current related watches and warnings for Miami-Dade County: None

The Office of Emergency Management’s will continue to provide updates on this weather system as it evolves. Detailed information on this system can be found at (Mobile: For forecast information specific to your area please visit http:/www./


Based the projected timeline below all Storm related preparation needs to be completed no later than Friday August 30, 2019.  

Expected Actions: 

Emergency Management Division is monitoring Tropical Storm Dorian. Current forecast does not have the storm impacting South Florida. The trajectory and status of the storm beyond the 5 Day forecast is not known.   

Emergency Management will continue to monitor and provide updates as needed.   

This is a reminder that we are in the height of hurricane season, as a result, we should be thoroughly reviewing our Storm Emergency Response Plan as well as our personal family plan.    

  • Review City Storm Emergency Plan for your Department 
  • Review and complete Tier 1 and Tier 2 Employee assignment list 
  •  Discuss individual family plan for storm emergencies  
  •  Do not wait until last minute to take protective action for your home and family 
  • Additional Situation Reports will be issued as warranted based on changing conditions.
  •            M. De La Rosa 
  • Completed: _____________________
  • Reviewed: _M. De La Rosa

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