City of Miami prepares for Hurricane Season, Division of Emergency Management advises residents

(Miami, FL May 8, 2018) – As part of Hurricane Preparedness Week and our Safe City Initiative, the City of Miami Division of Emergency Management is advising residents of steps they can take now, before Hurricane Season starts on June 1st. Other City of Miami departments are making their preparations.

"Residents should take note of how the City is taking a proactive approach and do the same," said Assistant Fire Chief and Emergency Manager Pete Gomez. "Preparation is key to preventing panic as we inch closer to June 1st."

Some steps residents can take now:

  • Trim trees on private property, call 311 for trees on public property
  • Gather important documents for safe-keeping
  • Check insurance policies for adequate coverage
  • Consider flood insurance (policy becomes effective 30 days from purchase)
  • Meet your neighbors (you may need to help each other in an emergency)
  • Create or review your family plan, including contact information

Some steps the City of Miami is taking now:

  • Raising awareness about hurricane preparedness
  • Reviewing emergency plans
  • Training staff on emergency response
  • Trimming trees in parks and other public areas
  • Identifying sources of post-storm supplies
  • Reviewing and updating debris removal agreements
  • Working with FEMA and other agencies

For media opportunities with Assistant Fire Chief and Emergency Manager Pete Gomez please contact the Office of Communications at 305-416-1440.

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