11am Update: August 30
- Models show landfalls from Miami-Dade County to near Cape Canaveral
- This storm will likely hit somewhere between South Florida and Central Florida
- The storm is moving slowly
- Even though the eye wall may not enter Florida until late Monday or early Tuesday, Tropical Storm Force winds can arrive as early as Sunday at 8am
- Forecast still calls for a Category 4 landfall
- Miami Springs has an 80% chance of seeing Tropical Storm Force winds
The earliest arrival time of tropical storm force winds could be Sunday at 8am. See graphic below.
This storm will likely hit somewhere between South Florida and Central Florida. As you can see below, some models have the storm entering in Miami-Dade County. Other models have Dorian entering near Cape Canaveral.
The chance of getting Tropical Storm Force Winds in Miami Springs has increased to 80%. That means there’s a good chance we will lose power.
Watches are not in effect yet, but could come in later today.
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.
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.
PLEASE BE PATIENT
Some of the stations have run out of gas, but trucks are still coming and resupplying the gas stations. To find the latest info, please follow the Miami Springs Community Group on Facebook.
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
***Free Sand Distribution***
The City of Miami Springs will be distributing Sand starting at 1pm today, until supplies last.
Residents must bring their own bags, limit 8 per household.
Location: Optimist Club parking lot: 1101 Wren Ave. Miami Springs, FL 33166.
Bring ID / proof of residency. Miami Springs / VG residents only.
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