5am Update: August 30
- Track moves south
- Models are getting tighter
- Dorian is expected to hit Florida sometime between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning
- A Hurricane Watch is now in effect for the northwestern Bahamas
- Forecast still calls for a Category 4 landfall
- Miami Springs has a 70% chance of seeing Tropical Storm Force winds
There is an increasing likelihood of a prolonged period of hazardous weather conditions that could last for a couple of days in parts of Florida early next week. The risk of life-threatening storm surge along portions of the Florida east coast has increased, although it is too soon to determine where the highest storm surge will occur. The risk of devastating hurricane-force winds along the Florida east coast and peninsula early next week has also increased, although it is too soon to determine where the strongest winds will occur. Residents should have their hurricane plan in place, know if they are in a hurricane evacuation zone, and listen to advice given by local emergency officials. Regardless of the exact track of Dorian, heavy rains are expected to occur over portions of the Bahamas, Florida, and elsewhere in the southeastern United States this weekend and into the middle of next week.
Models Tighten / Track Moves South
As you can see below, the models are tightening and the track has moved further south. The entire state is threatened as it appears the storm will make a turn northward AFTER landfall.
Most of the state remains in the cone of concern.
The highest probabilites for Tropical Storm force winds are from northern Miami-Dade County to Melbourne area. Miami Springs has about 70% chance of Tropical Storm force winds, but that may increase as the storm gets closer.
GET YOUR SUPPLIES READY NOW!
- Water, Food, & Medicine for 7 days
- Flashlights & Batteries
- AM/FM Battery operated radio
- First Aid Kit
- Food for pets
Milam’s Markets continues to restock shelves to ensure the community has the supplies they need. We urge you to take care of supplies by Friday evening. Use the weekend to wrap up physical preparations to your home if necessary.
FROM THE CITY OF MIAMI SPRINGS
Pre-Storm Message from the Public Works Department:
If you have trash pick-up today, Thursday, or tomorrow, Friday, feel free to place your items in your usual location, ready for pickup, as you would normally.
Please do not block alleyways.
If you do not have a regular scheduled pick-up for today or tomorrow, please do not pile items for garbage pick-up because there is no guarantee they can be collected.
Now is not the time to trim your trees. ANY ITEMS TRIMMED AFTER COLLECTION WILL NOT BE PICKED UP / PLEASE KEEP VEGETATION SEPARATE FROM ALL OTHER ITEMS.
Feel free to transport your own waste to the nearest transfer station:
Resources Recovery Facility
6990 NW 97th Ave
Doral, FL 33178
Message from the Building & Code Department:
Construction sites currently working in the City of Miami Springs have already been instructed to secure their construction sites. This applies to residential, commercial, and municipal construction sites.
***Please Secure Your Job Construction Location***
AS PER METRO-DADE CODE SEC. 8-16 AND MIAMI SPRINGS CODE OF ORDINANCES 94-01 AND 93-13 PUNISHABLE BY FINE NOT EXCEEDING $500. NO OTHER WARNING WILL BE ISSUED DURING SUCH PERIODS OF TIME AS ARE DESIGNATED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AS BEING A HURRICANE WATCH, THE OWNER, CONTRACTOR, OCCUPANT OR USER OF A PROPERTY SHALL TAKE PRECAUTIONS FOR THE SECURING OF BUILDINGS, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT. FASTEN DOWN OR REMOVE ALL HAZARDOUS OBJECTS! THIS INCLUDES: CONSTRUCTION TRAILERS TEMPORARY TOILETS ROOFING TILE BUILDING MATERIALS TRASH AND DUMPSTERS FORMS, EQUIPMENT, ETC. UNSECURED STRUCTURES TEMPORARY ELECTRIC SERVICE POLES ANY LOOSE OBJECTS OR DEBRIS WHICH CAN BECOME AIRBORNE BY ORDER OF City of Miami Springs
The State of Florida has activated a “Price Gouging” Hotline Phone Number: 1-866-966-7226 or Visit http://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/0/308348F71208C29085256EED00604673?OpenDocument Price-gouging is a term that refers to the practice of raising the price of goods, services, or commodities, to an unreasonable or unfair level. See something, Say something.
EMERGENCY DECLARATION FROM THE GOVERNOR
As Hurricane #Dorian approaches, I’ve declared a state of emergency to ensure local governments and emergency management agencies have ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared. Please continue to follow local reports and @FLSERT for updates. https://t.co/FyQM6wd8er
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) August 28, 2019