Hurricane Guide

Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1st and goes to November 30th
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Before, During and After a Storm

Do you know your Storm Surge Zone?

Storm surge is the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane. It occurs when water from the ocean is pushed on shore by the force of tropical storms or hurricanes. This is the primary reason City of Miami residents are asked to evacuate prior to a hurricane. Upon identification of a threat, each zone (or portions of a zone) will be evacuated depending on the hurricane’s track and projected storm surge, independent of the hurricane's category.

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To look up your Storm Surge Planning Zone, please visit the Miami-Dade County Storm Surge Planning Zone page.

Find Open Facilities Before & After a Storm

During any disaster, the Storm Aides for Everyone (SAFE) application will allow you to find open facilities in The City of Miami, including:

  • Evacuation centers.
  • Emergency bus pick-up sites to and from evacuation centers.
  • Disaster assistance center.
  • Stores that could run on generators, including supermarkets, pharmacies and hardware stores.
  • Points of distribution.
  • Food and water and operational hospitals.

SAFE Application